Last week, I wrote about the three greatest temptations of leadership. This week, I want to talk about the three ways we can keep our integrity and prevent those temptations from destroying our testimony and diminishing our influence.
First, deepen your reverence for God.
Never forget that God put you in the position you’re in today. Psalm 75:6 says, “For promotion and power come from nowhere on earth, but only from God. He promotes one and deposes another.” Great leaders realize that they are stewards. They realize that it’s not their world, their church, their business; they are just the manager, the stewart. Promotion comes from God, not from other people.
You also much realize that God is holding you accountable. One of the reasons I think leaders try to get away secret sin it is that they don’t fear God. But the Bible says, “Obey your spiritual leaders and be willing to do what they say. For their work is to watch over your souls and God will judge them on how well they do.” That verse ought to put the fear in leaders….Continue Reading