So, let me ask, do any of these apply to you?
Here are the 5 ways leaders start to fail:
Thinking it couldn’t happen to me.
I have heard this so many times. The leader thinks they are fool proof. They don’t believe the statistics include them. They don’t need the accountability of others. Their marriage is secure. The things which tempt others don’t tempt them.
Can I be a word of caution? It can. It can. It can. Yes, even to you! Should I remind you the enemy prowls around like a roaring lion?
Refusing to listen to others.
In my experience, God will attempt to rescue those in jeopardy. Refusing to listen
Do you need to heed wise counsel?
Overestimating personal value.
Pride goes before the fall. Oh, how true this warning from Scripture has been proven to me over the years. Whenever I think too highly of myself I set myself up for failure. Those who seek their own applause get
Be honest, do you see yourself as better, smarter, or more valuable than those you lead? Do you think you’re irreplaceable?
Underestimating the value of others.
Prior to a fall leaders often become guarded in what they release to others. They are over-protective. They attempt to control outcomes. They dismiss the opinions of people on their team.
You’re on a slow fade.
Failure never starts at the bottom or really even experiences a free fall. It’s a gradual decline over time. It’s allowing temptation to become” little” sin and a bunch of “little” sins to become a “big” sin.
Have you begun to make excuses for some of your
Those are a few signs I’ve seen of a coming failure.
Do you need the warning?
I can also remind you – You can do all things through Christ who strengthens you. No temptation has seized you except what’s common to man. When tempted, God provides a way out.
Perhaps this post is one way God will attempt to get your attention.
I’m hopeful you’ll find a safe place to get help if needed. It would be better to make yourself vulnerable than to allow yourself to be a statistic.
This article was written by Ron Edmondson and originally appeared at his blog. Find it here.