I am not sure the origin of this phrase. However, it is generally connected to gambling, when a gambler pushes all of their available assets in for the bet.
The approach runs great risk and is usually an effort to 1) bluff for survival, 2) cash out and go home, or 3) win big because of the confidence to win.
Spiritual leaders are not bluffing to survive. We are not trying to cash out and go home. We need to have the confidence to win, and win big.
This is the power of our relationship with God, as the writer of Hebrews teaches.
We know the anchor is secured through Christ.
The plan for success is outlined through the working of the Holy Spirit.
We win! Consider then, what would we do if we knew we could not fail.
Leadership is not a part-time, halftime, when I’ve got time, or it’s a convenient time responsibility. The role of spiritual leadership challenges us to step up to a greater level. We must be “all in.”