The Great Divide spans a distance between two objects physically, figuratively, and spiritually.
Abraham spoke of a great gulf between the rich man and Lazarus, so no one could cross over from one side to the other.
A number of areas arise to explain how a great divide is developed regarding spiritual leadership.
1) Pride: When people perceive a leader as prideful, their leadership is no longer effective.
2) Selfishness: A spirit of self-centeredness prevents a leader from seeing the possibilities in others and hinders growth.
3) Prejudice: To prejudge someone or a situation without proper information leaves a leader without good judgment.
The Great Divide can be an insurmountable barrier and destructive to our leadership. We must guard our words and actions to prevent it.