What makes a leader fall?
“When Saul saw the vast Philistine army, he became frantic with fear. He asked the Lord what he should do, but the Lord refused to answer him, either by dreams or by sacred lots or by the prophets.”
1 Samuel 28:5-6 NLT
No leader is exempt from falling; but, What elements contribute to a leader fall?
- Fear. This stems from insecurity, helplessness; arises when we see that all around is more powerful than us and can destroy us.
- Not being able to hear the voice of God. We lose the ability to hear the voice of God, just when we turn away from Him. When we choose to listen more to ourselves, we silence the word of God.
- Giving up our principles. This is a consequence of the above mentioned; when we hear our voice primarily, we put aside our beliefs, and allow that which for us was once unthinkable, say or do; rule over our lives.
- Make bad decisions based on our desperation. When we be afraid, not to hear the voice of God, and give up our principles, we cannot be patient, and wait in stillness the Lord’s answer, therefore we made bad and hasty decisions.
Then, the last straw of a Leader begins when moving away from God.
© David García Licona – August 2013