• Nige Burr

Leaders - Keep a Balanced Lifestyle. #2

Updated: Aug 6, 2020

“Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity.” (1 Tim 4.12 NIV) No pressure then! How many times have you reviewed your life to then admit to yourself that you are living up to the wrong expectations? Think about that for a moment. As a church leader, you need to stand your ground and copy the life of Jesus. He is the only one who really knows you; your motives, your thinking and your background. Don’t play to the crowds. You have an audience of one. The King is watching! It’s not that complicated. We are better keeping things as simple as possible. No one really likes a show-off.

John Maxwell tells us “The key to effective communication is simplicity…If you want to connect with people, keep it simple.” Take a look at what you do. How do you present it? What is your daily goal? The words of Paul seem at first a high-calling until you realise that as a leader in the church we are ‘performing’ for the King. Not as a court jester; as a knight. The court jester who didn’t perform well could expect punishment by death. The knight would put himself in danger and die for his king! Now, are you getting it? Leaders, we need to set the example and model Christ. As we do, the church (the people) will copy us. It’s never easy. We will make mistakes. It is possible when our Father God is also full of forgiving grace. The expectation is simple, teach to bring hope, preach to give confidence, and speak to share love. Looking to Jesus as Life Lasts from there.

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