In this episode of the Naked Weekly, I talk about how leadership is overrated.
What do I mean by that?
Well, it’s been said that “everything rises and falls on leadership.” While I understand the sentiment and do believe that great leadership is needed in this life, when it comes to the Church and to Christianity specifically, leadership is overrated.
If everything rises and falls on leadership, we are in danger of forgetting what leadership rises and falls on. Leadership, true Christian leadership, rises and falls on purity and integrity.
The moment we focus more on our leadership ability than we do on our purity and integrity, we’ve failed. We are setting ourselves up for a fall.
2 Samuel 12:9 Why, then, have you despised the word of the Lord and done this horrible deed?
1 Kings 10:8 “How happy your people must be! What a privilege for your officials to stand here day after day, listening to your wisdom!”
1 Kings 11:9-11 The Lord was very angry with Solomon, for his heart had turned away from the Lord, the God of Israel, who had appeared to him twice. He had warned Solomon specifically about worshiping other gods, but Solomon did not listen to the Lord’s command. So now the Lord said to him, “Since you have not kept my covenant and have disobeyed my decrees, I will surely tear the kingdom away from you and give it to one of your servants.
Titus 2:7-8 7 And you yourself must be an example to them by doing good works of every kind. Let everything you do reflect the integrity and seriousness of your teaching. 8 Teach the truth so that your teaching can’t be criticized. Then those who oppose us will be ashamed and have nothing bad to say about us.