Good Leadership is a channel of water controlled by God; He directs it to whatever ends He chooses. –Proverbs 21:1 (The Message)
Wow! Good Leadership is defined by the world in a “results-drven” or “money-driven” way most of the time. Even by some prominent Christians as “Influence” or “Power”. (which is partially true) This verse describes leadership that is “good” as God-Controlled Power/Influence, or “Power Submitted”. Not what we normally think of when looking at most leaders today.
What if the “old-school” existing leaders would submit and share some authority and wisdom of experience with the younger “emerging” leaders? What if the young “know-it-all” leaders would submit to the older leaders and ask for wisdom and mentorship from them?
What if ALL leaders (especially in the American Church) took on a “posture of learning” and submitted to God in all things—even those things we think we already know how to do? What if there were a “safe place” for existing and emerging leaders to sit down at the table and respectfully learn from each other?
If this happened, I think we’d have some “good leadership” in this world for a change! May it be so…