Joy is an important and unique quality needed in leaders.
Paul could sing praises at midnight while imprisoned for Christ. He wrote from prison to the church at Philippi, “Rejoice in the Lord always; and again I will say, rejoice.”
The letter to the Philippians also helps us see what happens when someone robs the church of that joy (Euodia and Syntyche).
Paul’s joy was based on his relationship with God, not his external situation, but he did not want anyone taking joy away from the church. Therefore, he instructed them to “live in harmony in the Lord.”
One of our tasks as leaders today is to have and instill joy in the church.