Proverbs 12:28 (nlt) --- The way of the godly leads to life; that path does not lead to death.
Beyond any doubt I know that God called me to be a leader. To lead my family and those I serve is an honor, but it also a huge responsibility. Maybe one of the greatest issues that I have as I leader (I know there are others) is in decision making. But I am learning.
In the past few weeks I have held on to a couple quotes about leading that I want to pass your way. They made me stop and think. I know they will do the same for you (notice the source, a great leader in his field):
"The only way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing!" - Walt Disney
"A man should never neglect his family for business." - Walt Disney
Both are leadership opportunities and pitfalls. Both allow me the direction to either succeed or fail in big, big ways. But I have to stop, ask myself some large quesitons and let God work in my heart. To not stop, not question and then to not listen is what leads to failure. I get that, and I don't want it.
Yep, those quotes came from Walt Disney who was not a relgious leader at all. But this dude led his people to heights of creativity and excellence few others have had. I am convinced that we, as leaders, have to learn from people who lead in big time creative ways.
Stop and ask these two questions: am I cutting off my family so my career or ministry can get more of me, AND am I talking more than I am doing?
That hurts. But that is real!
Romans 12:8 (nlt) --- ... If God has given you leadership ability, take the responsibility seriously...