Plastic Leader? No Thanks
Titus 1:15-16 15 Everything is pure to those whose hearts are pure. But nothing is pure to those who are corrupt and unbelieving, because their minds and consciences are corrupted. 16 Such people claim they know God, but they deny him by the way they live. They are detestable and disobedient, worthless for doing anything good. (New Living Translation)
I am still thinking about leadership. For me leadership isn’t a position but who I am, so as a wonderful friend pointed out to me, when I finish as CEO I will still be a leader and God will still use me. Real leadership comes from God calling and equipping, not the position they are in, and the ideal is to match the two, so that our leaders are people who have a genuine calling to leadership.
And as a leader I am very conscious about how to best influence people around me. I have a dream to see the church come alive, for people to intimately know Christ, to be transformed into more of what God intended them to be, to be living their lives full on for Jesus!
And as leadership is the ability to make this dream a reality, how then do I make this a reality?
One significant way comes from the Titus reading: I live my life in such a way as to inspire and encourage those around me toward fulfilling that dream. What I say, what I share here on this blog are important, but what I do, how I live my life is way more important. For the decisions I take in how I interact with my wife, my children, how I treat a complete stranger, or what I do when no one is looking, that is when my heart is revealed.
The challenge of leadership for me is that as a leader I can become almost manufactured, a careful construction of what I think others want to see. And so things are said which aren’t backed up with how I live my life. This is in part, why I believe as a leader I need to be more real, to honestly share that I am working away at issues, dealing with sin just like everyone else. I don’t want to be some sort of manufactured leader, but to be me. And that will do for one major reason – I am called by God to be a leader!
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