As an author, I seek God’s wisdom and direction on what to write. More often than not, I get more out of writing than my readers get from reading it. Assuming a humble posture, I always look at what God is teaching me, just as much as what He wants me to teach others. It’s the same with leaders. Titus 1:5-9 describes the qualifications for elders within a church:
"This is why I left you in Crete, so that you might put what remained into order, and appoint elders in every town as I directed you— if anyone is above reproach, the husband of one wife, and his children are believers and not open to the charge of debauchery or insubordination. For an overseer, as God's steward, must be above reproach. He must not be arrogant or quick-tempered or a drunkard or violent or greedy for gain, but hospitable, a lover of good, self-controlled, upright, holy, and disciplined. He must hold firm to the trustworthy word as taught, so that he may be able to give instruction in sound doctrine and also to rebuke those who contradict it."
Pastors must conform to similar qualifications as well. Healthy leaders assume the same humble position, asking God, “What are you trying to teach me?” rather than “How can I look like I have it all together so others will listen to what I have to say?”
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