I appreciate Bobby Clinton’s understanding of this:
“A Christian leader is a person with a God-given capacity and the God-given responsibility to influence a specific group of God’s people toward God’s purpose for the group.” – The Making of a Leader
Recently, I’ve started reading Spiritual Influence by Mel Lawrenz. He writes,
“Leaders abound today, but there is a desperate need for leadership that has spiritual substance. The only enduring influence is God, so we must guide people to the place where God does His transforming work. This form of leadership understands God as the influence and we as his instruments.”
This is an important truth to grasp as Christian leaders – whether you are leading in ministry or the marketplace.
God is the influence.
We are His instruments.
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