John Wooden once said, “Ability may get you to the top, but it takes character to keep you there.”
We have all seen people with great ability, college and professional athletes, musicians, and others in the entertainment field. However, ability does not equal character.
Without character, regardless of the ability, it is impossible to have lasting leadership.
Nothing is more significant for spiritual leaders than humility. When spiritual influence is guided by a humble spirit, character naturally follows. When combined with ability, we find the staying power of Christlike leadership.