Monday, August 26, 2013

Leadership Failure

"How the mighty have fallen." 2 Samuel 1:19
Fallen: dropped, descended, degraded, ruined

There he sits on the top of the pile and it is a long way down.
He hits bottom and it is like a ping pong ball hitting set
mousetraps in a closed room. They go off, set each other off,
and keep the ball bouncing. Gradually the room goes quiet
and the ball settles.

"How could this happen?"
"Pastor So and So is well nigh perfect."
"What is going to happen now?"
"If this has happened to him what hope is there for me?"
"What is going to happen to our wonderful church?"

Questions, so many questions, but there is only one
answer, only one, and it begins with a question:

To whom or to what do I look to for life?

Do I expect my pastor to be my source? That will
certainly suck him dry in a hurry. Is it my spouse
or my kids who are responsible for my happiness?
Circumstances then? Ouch! People and circumstances
change in a moment, and then what?

The misplaced focus is like the set mousetrap that goes
off when change hits. What if the mousetrap was not
set? What if the mousetrap was resting in God's love
and looking to God for provision. Such a mousetrap
would not be shaken when the ball drops.

"My soul waits in silence for God only;
From Him is my salvation.
He only is my rock and my salvation,
My stronghold; I shall not be greatly shaken."
Ps 62:1,2

Hey, mousetrap, don't reset on the wrong thing!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Can I receive these daily,? Thank you. Mary