Friday, January 9, 2009

The Big 7 for Christian Leaders

Christian leadership depends upon Jesus Christ's personal promises, such as "Noone can snatch them out of my Father's hand" (John 10:29). But, when a Christian leader lacks such assurance that they are a child of God, loved and called by Him, it breeds tragic symptoms of insecurity.

Chief among them are: envy of others, a critical spirit, a thin skin that feels hurts deeply, a tendency to diminish predecessors, and desire to seek affirmation continuously. How sadly prevalent these are in much Christian leadership?

Rather, when leaders know who they are in Christ, they work in teams honestly and demonstrate deep contentment wherever they are. Instead of being ruffled by circumstances, they know security in Christ's calling.

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