As a child, I thought I needed to be nice so people would like me. I thought that was love. But you know what? That is not the way God sees it. Laying aside my rights doesn’t mean pleasing others. This discovery has been critical to my life and leadership.
"In the days when television was a luxury we could not afford, we would sit on the linoleum floor around my great-grandmother’s rocking chair and listen to her tell stories..."
Leadership is not something simply handed down because you’ve got seniority or because you had enough school. Leadership, as Christ exemplified, is an honor and should be met with a servant’s heart.
We need to have partners, support pastors, work side-by-side and work together to accomplish the Great Commission.
There are early warning signs if you know where to look to see if you, or a leader close to you, is at risk for burnout or even moral failure.
Perhaps more importantly than understanding the warning signs, leaders need a plan and strategy to avoid the pitfalls that leading others can bring.
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