Who’s Fooling Who?

Tomorrow is April Fool’s Day, but today seemed more appropriate, especially since I will not post tomorrow. Perhaps it seemed trickier to do the post in advance.

The majority who read this post remember growing up playing those little pranks on friends, family, or teachers and followed up by saying, “April Fool’s.” Will that be you or me this year?

Generally, these pranks were harmless attempts to get people to look at or believe something that did not exist.

As we get older, these childish games fade and April 1st is just another day. So, what is the point?

When we examine the nature of our leadership, is it more like an April Fool’s prank? Do we pretend to be something we are not? Do we really understand the seriousness of our influence and its affect on others? An honest evaluation helps us determine who is fooling who.

We can fool some of the people some of the time. We might fool most of the people most of the time. We may even fool ourselves, but we cannot fool God. Lead with God in view.

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