(Re-posted from 11/27/07)
Highlight: "The Body of Christ needs nothing more than to become its fullest and most complete expression of every part. Good leadership facilitates and serves that end."
In our needed quest to re-define leadership from hierarchy to true servanthood, we have created a leadership vacuum. This is understandable. We are so afraid of anything that looks like status-grabbing, or personal-kingdom-building, or one-upmanship that we can fail to walk in our God-given functions to lift, bless, encourage, and speak into the lives of others.
I want to suggest that we do, indeed, need to re-think leadership, and also, not be afraid to exercise the real, true, biblical, God-given authority that God has given to us. To further this process, I want to offer the following simple thought on leadership…
“Leadership is the spiritual grace to be able to see another person’s divine destiny and impart something into their life that moves them forward toward that destiny.”
If you have the grace-gift to flow in just this way, then please, please do it. We need people who call out our destiny in our lives, and we need to be people who can do this for others! The Body of Christ needs nothing more than to become its fullest and most complete expression of every part. Good leadership facilitates and serves that end.