We seem to like the idea of rating performance, looks, ability, etc. Generally, we have a scale from 1 to 10. Somewhere in between we try to communicate to others how well they are doing in our opinion.
I have to ask: who determines the scale? Does it differ from one person to another? Is there a consistent standard allowing for accurate evaluation?
We all know the answers to the questions. When we consider our leadership, how would we rate on a scale of 1 to 10?
Perhaps it would do us well to establish a consistent standard of evaluation to determine our leadership.
Until then, we should realize a couple of factors:
1) People are going to rate our leadership (whether we like it or not).
2) Our rating is determined by ability, decisions, relationships, and previous success.
3) We are going to give an account to God for our leadership.
4) There is a standard: God’s word.
When we take God’s word, on a scale of 1 to 10, how will our leadership measure up? Changing our rating is up to us.