Leaders are those who continually work to examine their life and implement changes to improve who and where they are. Max DePree made the statement, “In the end, it is important to remember that we cannot become what we need to be, by remaining what we are.”
Reflecting on the consequences of remaining in our present situation should cause us to be active in overcoming the stagnate condition that ultimately ends in death.
As spiritual leaders, in order to become what we need to be we need to remember three key thoughts.
1) God is the primary mover who shapes and develops our influence as leaders.
2) His word is the tool by which we understand the components involved in the process.
3) Our open and submissive heart benefits us as God fills us and His Word guides us.
Our daily prayer needs to include a request that God help us have the vision to see what He wants us to be, to make us what we need to be, and to never be content with remaining what we are.