Leadership is not a role for people who need the affirmation of others to feel good about themselves. Insecure people do not make good leaders.
Leaders will often be misunderstood and misrepresented. It simply goes with the territory. Those who are godly leaders do not look for or enjoy such treatment, but they learn to bear it with grace and wisdom.
This kind of mistreatment is especially difficult to endure when those you have faithfully led question your care or slander your character. More than a few leaders have thought about changing life direction when faced with this kind of unjust scrutiny and attack. I learned this lesson during my training for ministry and I am convinced it was a God-ordained experience to prepare me for a life of leadership.
After three decades of pastoral work, I’ve become convinced that this type of treatment is one of the…
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