Friday, November 13, 2009

Leadership

One of my circuit stewards was sounding off to me in the car yesterday. She knows we think alike, so it's ok. One of the things she said was about leaders - people must know that if you are a leader some people will like you and some people won't like you. That will never change. The important thing is that you do what is right.
Something like that makes me feel good. But also I know that it is not a popular idea in many arenas. After all, who am I to say that I am right? Are there not many truths and many rights? And then I just want to go into a mush of 'I am a victim, help me,' screams into the distance. I sometimes feel that if I am leading a meeting and there are two opposing ideas and I have a third, then somehow both of the other ideas are right (even if they are opposites) and mine is wrong, by definition.
Fortunately, this is all just happens inside my head, and, without too much trauma, I do what I think is right - which of course might be adopting someone else's idea!

2 comments:

Thomas Scarborough said...

It is a very great danger, that a minister should become a politician, satisfying a constituency. It is equally a danger that a minister should become an executive or an autocrat. I believe in spiritual discernment, and speaking through the Spirit -- the third way. There are times where, in the Spirit, a minister will say, "You of little faith!" or, "Your heart is hard!" By and large, though, God does speak through the Body.

Jenny Hillebrand said...

I need to work at getting more in tune with God. This time and place has been destructive in that sense.