People become leaders for different reasons. At times, the situation demands someone step up and lead. Crises move people into leadership on numerous occasions.
Selfish ambition is a motivating factor for many to lead. The desire to personally benefit from a position of power appeals to the majority in secular leadership.
The secular field is not the only environment where selfish ambition exists. The apostle Paul referenced those who led out of such motives within spiritual circles (Phil. 1:15).
However, there are those who lead with the right motives, and the result is powerful.
Spiritual leadership is about leading with the right motives. Behind every thought, action, and decision, proper motives must exist.
Developing this motive is a process that consists of three key factors.
One, a relationship with Christ, personally, but not separately from the collective body.
Two, an understanding of Scripture, both the milk and meat of God’s word.
Three, a compassion for the eternal condition of others, saved and lost.
Considering these three factors can help us check and develop the motive required in godly leadership.