“Men make history and not the other way around. In periods where there is no leadership, society stands still. Progress occurs when courageous, skillful leaders seize the opportunity to change things for the better.” Harry Truman
Several areas about this quote could be noted and rightfully so. However, I love the last line.
Leaders have come and gone. We could all list leaders who are remembered for the negative and destructive nature of their leadership. We could also list others who are remembered for the good and lasting nature of their leadership.
Thinking of a more current and practical approach, what about you and me?
How will our leadership influence be remembered in the church and community where we live and serve?
Will we be remembered because we changed things for the better?
Will our leadership have an impact for the eternal good of others?
If it seems as though the world is standing still around us, then maybe it is time we stood up to lead. Seize the opportunity to change things for the better. Lead as God demands and the world needs!