FALLEN LEADERS: If being a successful Leader was so easy, then we would all be one. Achieving a successful Leadership position is HARD… and harder yet… to sustain. Leadership is DEMANDING. Leadership demands a strong sense of WISDOM. Leadership can be very REWARDING…. And, Leadership can also be very DEVASTATING… that is… if one lets their guard down.
When a Leader falls….he/she will fall HARD. Do you want to be a Leader? Is ‘it’ really worth the trouble, all the negative aspects, and the turmoil that being a Leader typically involves. How much money is it really worth?
Sometimes, even… a ‘fallen leader’…actually FALLS…as in DEAD. Remember King Saul… who lost favor, not only, with his people own people… but more importantly with God…and for ‘that’… he lost his Kingdom. But… most ‘fallen leaders’ have fallen out of GRACE. Some of the more infamous fallen leaders are: Caesar, Ted Haggard, Jimmy Bakker, Tiger Woods, Marissa Mayer, Bill Cosby, Martha Stewart, Richard Nixon, Jack Welch, John Edwards…and probably the most famous to have FALLEN, and then a few years later …return to stardom…was Apple’s own… Steve Jobs.
Then, we have the ‘greatest leader’ of all of time… Jesus Christ. Jesus, fell in the sense of the Crucifixion… killed by His enemies… but came back, just three days later… in the form of THE RESURECTION.
Jesus continues His leadership as King of the Universe, King of Heaven and Earth, King for ‘all of time.’ We…that would be ‘you and me,’ can SHARE in His Kingdom… simply by believing in Him, accepting Him as our Lord and Savior, the confessing and atonement of our sins…and convert from those things that are BAD, to those things that are GOOD. And for this…we will have ‘life everlasting’ with Jesus Christ….Not a bad deal. Let’s ‘go for it.’
To quote my very good friend…Craig Suggs: “…To me Charles, Jesus was the greatest leader of all. Why? Not only did he lead, but through his ACTIONS he taught his disciples and everyone around Him constantly about leadership. In business, many people talk about “mission statements”. What has the Bible taught me about the “mission statement” of Jesus?” In the book of Matthew (the scribe) Jesus told the people around him six times (the first time was in Matthew 4:19) His “mission statement: Just two words long.
“Follow Me”. In other words, if we study what Jesus did… said and taught …during His entire ministry, and try to follow His perfect example… THAT would prepare us to be FAR better leaders… than any earthly motivational speaker…”