There is a an amazing story in the bible where the fighting men of Israel followed Joshua (their leader) into battle. They were attempting to conquer their first city with a battle plan that went something like this:
“We’re going to walk around the city for 7 days and then the wall will magically fall down”
It sounds like a dumb plan to me. Who would want to follow a leader with a plan that is sure to fail?
I think we under-estimate the fear and risk felt by people in the past who (a) follow a leader with a dumb plan and (b) experience success. We can see the end result clearly, so its easy to forget that it took a lot of courage to follow Joshua. Surely more than one warrior thought he had a better plan….and believed that Joshua was leading the nation into a disastrous result.
Here is the lesson. It’s not our job to protect the organization from our leaders. We have to choose to follow unconditionally or we have to choose to leave.
Thanks for listening.