Here are the top 4 things that Derail leaders: (adapted from a book by perry noble)
1. FEAR OF MAN (See Proverbs 29:25)
“fear of man will prove to be a snare”
It is IMPOSSIBLE to please everyone (Galatians 1:10)! We know we are dealing with “fear of man” issues when we:
● Feel the need to respond every time someone attacks
● Get our “major insight” from @ replies and Facebook comments
● Allow the comments we receive (usually online, or second hand) to dictate our mood
● Prepare a sermon and ask, “Is this going to make people feel comfortable”
2. FAILURE TO ASK FOR HELP
The difference between an Amateur and a Professional is… an amateur resents coaching a professional pays for it.
One of the biggest mistakes a leader can make is to assume that being a leader means you must have all of the answers—and when you don’t have the answers then make something up.
Being a leader means surrounding yourself with people who know what you do not know and then creating an environment where they are free to say what needs to be said.
3. FEAR OF MAKING THE WRONG DECISION
If you haven’t meased up at some point, then you’re not leading well. Leaders take risks, and with some risks come reward while others provide us with an “educational experience.”
The tragedy in making a wrong decision isn’t actually in making the wrong decision but rather in the unwillingness to admit a decision was wrong and then do what it takes to make it right.
I cannot tell you the number of times I have personally been paralysed as a leader because I would look at someone else and think, “I will never be as good as them; why should I even try?”
I honestly think this is one of the main weapons the enemy uses in his arsenal of WMD’s! (Weapons of mass destruction)
We should always learn from other leaders, but we must never allow the measure of our success as a leader to be based on how the Lord chooses to bless other people.