6 Things Leaders Hate Doing, but Need to Anyway

ChurchLeaders | 8/17/2018 | Staff
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“Eat your vegetables, they’re good for you.” My mom said those words to me countless times as a kid. But I didn’t care how good vegetables were for me, I didn’t like them, and brussels sprouts were the worst!

Mom was right. Veggies are good for me, and I should have eaten more. The nutritional benefits would have been fantastic.

Leaders - Brussels - Sprouts - Kinds - Tasks

All leaders face “brussels sprouts” kinds of tasks, truths and responsibilities. You know they’re good for you, and need to be adhered to, but you don’t want to just the same.

My advice. Eat your “leadership veggies” anyway. The benefits are obvious.

Following - Things - Leaders - Leaders

The following are six of the most common things leaders hate to do, but smart leaders do them anyway.

6 Things Leaders Hate To Do:


1) Get honest about your limitations.

I can do all things in Christ. Right?! Well, yes, but I still can’t slam dunk a basketball. Leaders have to know and embrace their limitations.

Limitations - Leader

Embracing your limitations is not the same as giving up, deciding not to work hard or continuing to grow as a leader.

I play the guitar, but no matter what I do, I’ll never play like Jimmy Hendricks, Eric Clapton or Carlos Santana. In the same way, I’ll never preach like Andy Stanley, Matt Chandler or Louie Giglio. It can be tough to own that, but the sooner you do, the sooner you can be set free to become all that God has intended for you.

Strengths - Leader - Limitations - Energy - Level

So, how about you? What are your greatest strengths as a leader? Do you know your limitations? From your energy level to your unique skills and abilities, how has God wired you to succeed?

2) Allow God to determine the definition of church growth success.

Church - Becomes - God

I would love to be able to decide how large the church I serve becomes. But God doesn’t allow that.

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