This afternoon, I was visiting one of my mentors (Dan Finch) and he told me a story about John Maxwell visiting his church. (This story occurred over 30 years ago) John sat him down at a restaurant and started listing numerous leadership changes that Dan should make in the church.
I asked him – “How did that make you feel? Weren’t you offended?” After all, John had come from “headquarters” and was only there a few hours. How could he be so bold as to start telling you to change (or remove) those leaders you worked so hard to recruit?
“Well”, Dan said…”I realized that God puts authority over us for a good reason and I should listen to him. And, I am really glad that I did. After implementing what John told me to do, my church grew from 80 to 340 people in 6 months!”
How about you? Are you teachable? Or do you “bow up” when someone in authority tries to help you succeed?
Thanks for listening.