If you were to sit in on an appointment with me, you would hear me tell just about every guy that I meet with one thing…
“A smart man learns from his own mistakes, but a wise man learns from the mistakes of others.”
The weekend before Thanksgiving, Kitty and I attended our Campus Crusade Regional Staff Conference. During this time we have the opportunity to hear from both Regional and National Staff. The weekend was themed around what a leader who had fallen into sin would tell us about their mistakes and how we as Christian leaders could avoid their fate of living a double life.
There was obviously a lot of application from these talks, but overall there were 3 things that fallen leaders had failed to do, that every Christian must do…
- Dependence on God
- Grieve their Sin
- Extend Grace to Others
These three things weighed especially heavy on my heart, because in each area I saw myself failing to do them! I think the crux of the situation starts with my pride- at the heart, I fail to see my need for Christ in ministry and life. So it all starts with my failure to depend on God, but from that the other two often follow.
A good question for all of us to ask is “where am I the weakest?”