I always enjoy reading something from Michael White’s perspective. Here is his take on people pleasing -a trap we all fall into- versus leadership. Enjoy! Be challenged!
People Pleasing vs. Leadership
By Michael White
I knew an enthusiastic pastor who came to a church that was brimming with potential. He had terrific ideas and couldn’t wait to get going. Fast-forward five years, he’s no longer there and all that potential remains untapped.
Ever wonder how your leadership potential gets crushed? It happens easily and more often than you might suppose. It happens in churchworld all the time.
Why? Because we pastors and church leaders are desperately afraid of rejection. In fact, we actually want to please everyone (as if such a goal were ever even possible).