Awhile back, I reblogged a post about the Leaderman vs. the Servant Leader. It’s okay if you don’t remember that post. It’s awesome, but it’s not what I want to write about today.
I’m still struggling through disillusionment with leaders since that thing that happened with big church.
I’m trying to believe that men who lead have good hearts more often than they have bad ones. I’m trying to believe they lead because they want to serve rather than because they want to be served. I’m trying to believe they study leadership because they want to serve God to the best of their ability… rather than because they want God to serve them.
I don’t know if it’s just me, but it seems like leaders are obsessed with leadership.
They read books about leadership.
They talk about leadership.
They write books about leadership…
And I don’t get it.
It’s important to be informed and educated, but it’s all getting to be a bit much.
I’ve also been thinking about servants.
I don’t think I’ve ever met a servant who was obsessed with servanthood.
I’ve never met one who has a shelf full of books on how to be a good servant.
I’ve never met one who talked about servanthood.
I’ve never met one who’s writing the book on servanthood.
I wonder if that’s because they’re too busy serving.
That’s what’s going on in my brain right now.
It makes me want to read fewer books.