Ramblings is a collection of writings that tend to ramble on
different topics to spark interest, challenge, and encourage others to research
and think deeper on the issues of life. It is not meant to cause dissension,
arguments, or debates in any way. They are merely points and thoughts to
ponder. The "other side of the
coin" so to speak. A Rambling is not meant to necessarily draw to a
conclusion. It's up to you, the reader to do that.
Saddam Hussein Syndrome.
What it is?
Is it in our society? Is it in our churches?
Saddam Hussein Syndrome has the following tendencies:
1. Dead against change no matter what.
2. Do it my way or not at all.
3. If you disagree with me, get out.
4. If you disagree with me, you are against me.
With attitudes given above think how Saddam Hussein ruled
and what he did throughout his reign. He of course is the extreme of these
But what about when
these attitudes prevail in a much more subtle way, how do they affect us?
How have these attitudes affected our society as a whole in
our political arenas? Can you think of situations that have come about in our
society that people have had their careers and/or reputations ruined because of
How about our jobs? How about our churches? How about our ministries?
When we are on the job, a committee, or a ministry, we are in one of two roles. We
are either a leader or a follower as a member of that team.
These are two distinct roles, which are each very important and should be done
correctly for the team to succeed.
The leader should be totally dependent upon God and prayer
to lead their team. They should be confident in God leading and
directing them and not be self-conscience or paranoid when it comes to any disagreement
from others on the team. They should be able to take all suggestions and
consider how they could be implemented but also willing to explain why they feel
the suggestions would not be done.
is good to have different ideas and disagreements. This is where new
things come from and change can take place. It is good to have a revolving
format of change. It keeps things fresh.
However, the persons giving suggestions and maybe
disagreeing have a responsibility also. It is good to share any disagreements
in a positive format and attitude. Pray about it. Presenting ones argument
properly is very important. Once the suggestion has been made, let it go.
Release it. Don't continue to bring it up or harp on it or sit in a corner and
bicker to others about it, roll the eyes, or have body language that carries an
attitude of disagreement or dissension. This is showing a spirit of dissension,
which affects the group as a whole.
God doesn't let either side off the hook as far as
responsibility is concerned. He tells us not to offend by our actions but also tells us not to be easily offended. So leaders
don't be easily offened and followers don't be offensive.
The scriptures say according to
1 Corinthians 13:4-6
"Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy;
love does not parade itself, is not puffed up; Does not behave rudely, does not
seeks its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil; Does not rejoice in iniquity
but rejoices in the truth;"