“We live in a society obsessed with public opinion. But leadership has never been about popularity.” Marco Rubio
One of the challenges facing spiritual leaders today is the problem of trying to please everyone. Sadly, it is usually the “squeaky wheel” that gets the grease. Those who complain the most and the loudest tend to get more action.
Also, leaders struggle with the problem of a decision becoming the cause of someone leaving the church to go somewhere else or abandoning it altogether.
When this mindset exists, the obsession with public opinion or popularity tends to reign.
Leaders are needed in the church who will: 1) examine the scripture to make sure that a decision is biblical and not just follow the flow of modern popularity or opinion, 2) never rush a decision, but do not hesitate between two opinions either, 3) if the decision is right, then make it, 4) remember, not every decision will please everyone. Some may leave, but if the decision is for the greater good of the whole, it should be made.
More could be said, but the responsibility of decisive leadership is crucial to the future.