Leadership involves risks. The risks can be great and challenging, but it does not mean we can avoid the risks that accompany leading others.
The test of our leadership is directly related to the level and nature of risk we are willing to take. A couple of factors need to be considered.
Not everyone is going to agree with the decisions made by leadership, regardless of the risk. Trying to please everyone is impossible, so leaders need to consider all the necessary factors involved and decide if the risk is worth the potential results.
The risk may be greater to not make a decision. The idea of remaining neutral or opting out for keeping everything status quo often carries more risk than is evidenced on the surface. Sadly, it is usually when it is too late to make correction that the impact of the risk is felt.
The risk factor is primarily limited by the size of our faith. The risks become minimal when we believe that our God is great and that He is involved every step of the way.
With God, the risks are worth taking.