Gotta Keep Learning
I’ve been in some capacity of leadership for over twenty five years. Like most leaders I’m not sure I ever realized all it would require of me. It has definitely been a constant trial by fire. As soon as I feel I’ve learned one thing I realize how much more there is to know. The good news is I’ve continued to learn and grow.
In fact, any leader not continuing to learn themselves can’t effectively lead others. Why? Because you can’t lead anyone a direction you aren’t headed yourself. To keep growing a leader must remain teachable. The unteachable think they know it all and are taken down by their pride. The teachable remain humble and hungry for greater understanding.
Whether as a spouse, parent, friend, or pastor I always have much room for improvement. My heart’s desire is to remain a student in all areas. I know success as a leader depends on me never thinking that I have arrived. I’m not who I used to be, but I’m far from who I long to be. So, while it may often be painful to lead others I accept the challenge. I will embrace that challenge by learning one life lesson at a time. Most of these lessons are only learned under fire with a teachable spirit.
“For whoever has [a teachable heart], to him more [understanding] will be given; and whoever does not have [a yearning for truth], even what he has will be taken away from him.” (Matthew 4:25)(AMP)