Harry Truman once said, ”Men make history and not the other way around. In periods where there is no leadership, society stands still. Progress occurs when courageous, skillful leaders seize the opportunity to change things for the better.”
Several thoughts could be noted here and rightfully so. The last line of this quote, however, deserves our attention.
Leaders have come and gone. We could all list leaders who are remembered for the negative and destructive nature of their leadership. We could also list others who are remembered for the good and lasting nature.
Think of a more current and practical approach to leaders and ask, “What about you and me?”
How will our leadership influence be remembered in the church and community where we live and serve?
Will we be remembered because of the change we made for the better?
Will our leadership have an impact for the eternal good of others?
If it seems as though the world stands still around us, then maybe it is time we stood up to lead. Seize the opportunity to change things for the better. Lead as God would have us to do!