Breaking Church Planting Rules--Part 2We are going to FEAR GOD more than we FEAR MAN.
And that begins with ME. Most people think I am a cut-throat, type A, take no prisoner's personality. The simple answer is that I can be when I need to be, but I am not at heart. Don't mistake preaching passion for personality.
I am stuck with this diagnosed PEOPLE-PLEASER tag. That has gotten me into a ton of trouble as a leader in the past and has cost me some serious heart-ache.
I always want to keep everyone happy, and keep all sides equalized. I see the glass as half-full. I see staff members who need to move onto a different calling as a work in progress that of course I can help change. I see dissenters as people who will see the light eventually.
That has cost me and the ministries that I have been a part of over the years, big time.
Instead of getting down to business...which I can do with the best of them...I prefer to keep the false peace and pray for the best. Not a good thing, and after all, almost 100% of the time, the TOUGH call I/we had to make was the RIGHT call. You can see it months or years later.
We know what GOD wants us to do. If not, you shouldn't be the leader. Step down.
As leaders, we have to accept that some people will take us off their Christmas gift list, un-friend us on Facebook and speak bad evil about us being the anti-Christ and/or power-mongering, control-freaks.
So what. Do what God asks you to do. Jesus was loved so much He was hung on cross.
[The fear of GOD is the beginning of WISDOM.] Proverbs 1.7