The Invisible Leader: Because one is ‘not recognized’ as being a LEADER does not mean they are not a LEADER. They could be…an INVISIBLE leader. An Invisible Leader would be one who has great influence over some number of people (his followers) that rely on him for direction. Not just a leadership role in their work place, but often, it will … role over… into other areas of one’s life. Sports, social aspects, and even… spiritual.
The unusual part of his leadership role, is that he is “officially NOT recognized” as a leader. He does not carry a title, he is not paid accordingly, and is NEVER officially recognized as having leadership capabilities. But OFTEN… management will “have to go to him” for help.
The INVISIBLE LEADER may be the ‘company bully.’ Someone who everyone is afraid of. Someone who may have “the goods’ on everybody else. He may be someone who “offers protection.” (You can place your own interpretation on that one). He’s the “un-official-go-to-guy.” He’s the one that all the “guys’ look up to. He’s the un-official leader. He has great influence over many of the ‘workers.’
How does he get this influence… this POWER, this AUTHORITY? It is ALLOWED. He may loan them money. Maybe he does their ‘tax returns’ for his co-works…eh… FOR FREE. He does them favors. He gains their TRUST. Almost all companies of any size would have an INVISIBLE LEADER.
In the LONG RUN…the invisible leader…spells TROUBLE. Almost ALWAYS. Especially if he has the “goods” on the Boss. The boss is indebted to the invisible leader in some manner or form. Maybe the boss ‘got involved’ with the invisible leader’s wife… or sister. And, THAT is being held over his head… maybe the boss is even being ‘black-mailed.’
You might think that type of thing NEVER happens…but, it does… every day…somewhere. His NAME is satan.
You see… the INVISIBLE LEADER is a ‘front’ for satan. He is a front for EVIL. He will ‘suck you in’ and spit you out…AFTER he has USED you for ‘no good intentions.’ The INVISIBLE LEADER is everywhere. He looks just like one of us… you and me. Or, he could be a SHE…you know… the beauty-queen who works back in the copy room, or the order department. The little “Miss Innocent” that no one can figure out how she can afford a new Mustang convertible every two years.
The Invisible Leader comes in all sorts of sizes, shapes, sex, race… and religion. Mr. Evil has ‘one set aside’ for every occasion; for every event; for every election; for every CONVENTION, or out-of-town seminar. You know… the one that is mandatory. The one where “spouses’ are not invited… not PERMITTED to go. The Invisible Leader is located in every type of business, both private and governmental. They hold public office, appointed positions, and other coveted positions of INFLUENCE. They operate under the RADAR level. They are EVIL. They are handsome, or beautiful… they are the FORBIDDEN FRUIT.
We see in Romans 13:1…“All authority comes from God, and those in a position of Authority have been given that authority by God. Jesus told His disciples in Matthew 28: “All authority in heaven and earth has been given to Me.” Therefore… no authority that God have given… have EVER been given to satan. Any such authority that satan has, or exercises… was taken, not given. It was ‘allowed’ by God, because of man’s sinful nature. The devil, satan, is the Invisible Leader.
The Bible frequently uses “the world” or “this world” in referring to the present evil system of opposition to God. Nowhere in the bible does satan actually rule over the entire world… but he is ruler over the current system of sinful opposition to God. In other words, he’s leading the rebellion against God. He is the “invisible leader.”
Avoid invisible leaders… stay away from anyone…. such that displays POWER, seemingly… coming from some unknown authority. Stay away from anyone bragging about their POWER. Stay away from satan.
Always… choose Good over evil…. Lover over hate… Jesus over satan.