When someone has “skin in the game,” their approach to every situation, project, plan, or goal changes.
Commitment increases when a leader is invested, because failing to accomplish the goal costs them something.
David understood this thought in 2 Samuel 24:24. He dared not offer a sacrifice to God that did not cost him something.
With skin in the game, we attract followers willing to do the same.
Leaders find it a little more difficult to just simply walk away from their charge when invested.
Leadership costs us something, but what we must recognize is that with God, it is worth the investment.