The CALL to Leadership (Lead Courageously)

The CALL to leadership includes the call to Lead Courageously. Leadership can be a lonely experience. As leaders we it’s almost as if we live in a fishbowl. Everyone is waiting to see if we’re going to swim or start floating belly-up. It’s tempting to stop leading courageously and start placating the people around us.

I recently met with a team from a church that experienced the negative aspects of a leader that failed to lead courageously. He got to the point that he was afraid of losing people. Therefore, he worked hard to placate the people and keep them comfortable. It got so bad that when someone complained about an aspect of the church constitution the pastor would delete the problem area. Ultimately, the failure to lead courageously led to an ugly church split and a church without a viable constitution or a pastor.

Remember, “God did not give us a Spirit of fear but of power and love and self-control” (2 Timothy 1:7 NET)

When have you seen someone fail to lead courageously? What was the result?

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