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You won't be a leader God can use unless...

You are okay with being misunderstood, disliked, and unpopular

You can delegate responsibility for making decisions to others, not just tasks 

You are willing to feel alone and lonely at times

You can make decisions without second-guessing yourself or being fearful of what others may say or think

You can get over trying to keep everybody happy

You are more interested in being trusted and respected rather than being liked

You are willing to lose friends or followers. Many, perhaps most, of the early followers will leave

You are comfortable with change and ambiguity

You can say with authenticity that we did it rather than I did it

You can think outside the box and color outside the lines (What lines? I didn’t see any lines!)

You see people as valuable for who they are in Jesus, not just a means to your ends. We should love people and use things, rather than love things and use people


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