Leadership is Easy!

August 26, 2009 at 12:47 pm (Uncategorized)

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Well, if not easy, it is alot simpler than we often make it out to be.  At least church leadership anyway.

I really like alot of what Perry Noble has to say.  One thing he says alot is “Leadership is as easy as listening to God.”  I would add, “and DOING IT!”  Sometimes we make this whole leadership thing excessively complicated and confusing. (For example, we make it into 21 Laws.) But it is simply hearing from God the direction to go, and having the cahunas to go that way.  So, it may not be EASY, but it is simple.

By the way, I think it is Biblical.  Moses heard from God and lead the Israelites where they needed to go.  He is heralded as the greatest leader in Israel’s history.  Even Jesus, who was God, said that all he did was what the Father was telling Him to do. (John 5:19)

So, agree or disagree: “Leadership is as easy as listening to God.” And why?

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1 Comment

  1. o'brian said,

    Something tells me that I disagree. Though, I will admit, I haven’t thought this completely through. I will begin by saying I caution the use of Moses as an example of ‘leadership via ease’ for those in a new covenant relationship. There seem to be some big factors which change how easy leadership is or can be, depending on the portion of history a man finds himself in. For instance, it is/has always been difficult for me to know or sense God’s timing as it relates to leadership decisions. Moses didn’t have this issue. God came to him directly and spoke verbally His mission, which Moses was to lead. On top of this, Moses hesitated to do it. His hesitation may indicate that leadership wasn’t going to be easy at all. Moses also knew his role within the mission; something that many Christians today struggle with. Most others struggle with limiting themselves to their role. (see 1 Corinthians 12) It might also do some good to look at Thomas’ encounter with Christ. Thomas is told that he believed because he saw with his own eyes the risen Savior. Jesus points this out as if to say, that those who would believe without the ability to see have accomplished something more difficult. Perhaps we too, as we lead, have the more difficult task because our line of communication with God is less visible or certain. Yet we continue to lead. Note that I mean not to discredit the Holy Spirit, only to point out that we must discern the message now more than in past days. At least it seems that way. I will give you, that perhaps at one time; leadership was as easy as listening to God. But now, with so many factors involved, it may not be the case.

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