One provides a solid foundation and the other is shaky. Jesus spoke of a wise and a foolish man. The difference between the two was the foundation upon which they were building.
People build on one or the other based upon leadership. When the bedrock of our leadership is based on spiritual qualities and characteristics of Scripture, then people have a solid foundation to build upon.
A few ideas will help us in developing this foundation.
First, we must know who we are following. A great leader is a follower. When we are following the leadership of Christ, we are moving in the right direction.
Second, we must develop consistency between our words and actions. More than one leader has lost credibility because their actions contradicted the words they proclaimed.
Third, we cannot allow ourselves to get in the way. It is easy to begin believing the hype and think too highly of ourselves.We are leading people to Jesus. We cannot fulfill the task if “we” get in the way.
The eternal success of our leadership is determined by the foundation upon which we build and help others stand upon.