We seem to like the idea of rating performance, looks, ability, etc. Generally, we have a scale of 1 to 10. Somewhere in between we are able to communicate to others how well someone is doing based on a scale that reflects our opinion.
Consider the following: Who determines the scale? Does it differ from one person to another? Is there a consistent standard that allows for accurate evaluation?
We know the answers, but 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 will be gauged by ability, decisions, relationships, and previous success.
3. We will give an account to God for our leadership.
4. The final measuring device will be God’s word.
Changing our rating is up to us. When we use God’s word, on a scale of 1 to 10, how will our leadership measure up?