Yesterday, we talked about three potential pitfalls of leadership. Today, I want to share a few more with you beginning with a dangerous one that has taken down many leaders – Leaving the Pathway of Humility.
Pride – a lack of humility – has been the cause of destruction of so many leaders over the centuries. It is still the main cause of leaders falling. In his book Derailed by Dr. Tim Irwin, he examines the epic failures of six high-profile business CEO’s. The common factor? Pride.
Another area is “Relying on the Natural” or on our on gifts and strengths instead of the Lord. When we are gifted and talented, we tend to rely on our own strength – our own wisdom and we fall so short of what could be realized if we had depended on Him. We start “doing ministry” without God. We also tend to not rely on the others around us and become arrogant thinking that we have the answers. A recipe for a fall.
“Settling for the Status Quo” – in other words we begin walking by sight instead of faith. We accept only what we see instead of believing God in faith for great things. We begin to become more focused on just “keeping the machine running” instead of world-changing, life transforming ministry.
Please don’t allow these things to sideline you – your work is too important!
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