I used to think I knew what “leadership” is about. I didn’t. You must know people before you lead people.
Some of you think you really get this and you don’t. You think knowledge of information on spiritual things qualifies you as an authority. It doesn’t. It qualifies you at best to participate in a conversation with someone who actually does get it. So you can learn more.
I had to go through some rough spots and seasons to realize how true this statement is. It’s not enough to know the Bible‚ to know how to preach‚ teach and organize a church. KNOWING people is NOT the same as organizing people and process. Knowing people has to do with laying down our assumptions‚ listening‚ observing‚ thinking through‚ asking questions and then and only then daring to seek God and what He has to speak into this process of “knowing”.
Everything else is a form of pride dressed up in a “Martha” spirit – always busy‚ always doing something.