When we start out as leaders it is not so difficult to lead individuals. Those that are just starting out on their journey, those who starting to learn how to serve and get going in their career or calling.
Change before you have to is a real relevant theme for many. If we look at King Josiah, he was an infant king only 8 years of age. He had a lot of advisors and so forth. He found the Books of the Law that had been lost for many years.
When we look at why things go wrong, sometimes we find out that it is the result of technical skill or the lack of proper ministry. But more often then not great crashes and burns happen as a result of a lack of Spiritual Formation.
One of the things I love doing is eating at restaurants. We travel about 10 months of the year so I get many opportunities to do so. When we connect with waiters and waitresses I challenge myself to make an impression on them.
Have you ever felt blah, flattened out, not really understanding what you are doing? Feeling that joy is seeping out of you, but you keep going and pushing through but you realise that you are running on empty?