Maybe we all find it easy to be negative. Whether it is age, circumstances of life, witnessing various elements / changes within the church, or any number of areas, we can too often allow ourselves to become cynical.
This is WRONG!
How can we as leaders allow the external situations surrounding us influence our efforts in making change? The answer is simply, we cannot and we must not!
When we consider how God has empowered us with the ability to choose, and that he has provided redemption and freedom from the consequences of sin, how can we not live in Biblical joy.
We not only have a reason to live, but a reason to have joy in this life as we anticipate the coming of an eternal one.
Considering the information given to us, our efforts as leaders must be to make a positive change. The external circumstances will always exist and challenge the core of leadership. However, we must arise above it and lead to make a positive change, and it all begins with us!