I am sure there are a lot more but here are just four to get you started.
- I don’t run marathons. I run the first leg of the relay. I start fast, cover a lot of distance, get ahead of everyone and then…give it to someone else. I then stand at the envisioned finish line cheering the other runners on. The false assumption about me because of my leadership personality is that I am either a quitter or that I am lazy when actually I am a starter and I know that someone other than myself is supposed to do it. Unless you know me nothing will convince you otherwise and I’m okay with that.
- I don’t know everything. In fact I don’t know a lot of things. I think this is one of my greatest strengths. If I knew everything I might not be as willing to try crazy things and it is usually the crazy ideas that work. Not to mention, know it alls don’t learn from their mistakes. They just assume it was someone else’s fault.
- I fail on purpose. Okay, maybe I don’t fail on purpose but I am willing to fail for a purpose. All this means is that I am willing to lay it all on the line to do what God called me to do. This is how LifePoint began. It tends to make people nervous…especially my wife. Which brings me to #4.
- My wife wins. If push comes to shove my wife comes before the church every time. It is for her that I have been willing to leave full-time ministry behind and it is because of her that I haven’t. Everyone has their own opinions but don’t fight me on this…my wife wins.
So what else irritates you about my leadership? I may not like what I hear but then again I might just refer you to number 2 and thank you for pointing it out.