How do we know when we are being affected by real leadership?
That is not a matter that can be adequately blogged about unless we take a year to discuss the matter and not miss a day’s worth of entries.
One matter that begs to be touched upon however –
… leadership is profound influence. But that influence is not mere human pushing upon people who have been pushed into the corner.
The word “profound” is vital. That implies that the authority of God rests upon God raised up leaders.
I feel a bit like Howard Beale, the newscaster in the film, Network. Beale had seen the wrong done over and over and over and got to the point where he was frustrated beyond words. While on live TV he began to rage. Instead of cutting him off, his network producers took the risk of letting him go with it. He carried with his clearly thought out process of thinking until he said, “If you relate with what I am saying, go to your window, open it, wherever it is, and yell as loud as you can, ‘I’m mad as hell, and I’m not going to take it any longer!’”
Tens of millions did just that at that moment. They tracked with Beale.
Do you track with my observations about either…
A. The lack of leadership in the Church at this moment, or
B. The misuse of the leadership God has imparted to the few leaders that are indeed in the Church…?
Give me a shout out on this. I’m all ears.
God have mercy. Raise up many many leaders in our day.