#8. Wounded leaders who have never recovered from their hurts.
Observe closely all people who have been hurt by one event or the
other. In normal church life, many things occur that can lead to hurt
and offences. Some people recover from the offence and move ahead
with their lives. Others seem to harbor some lingering unforgiveness.
Many rebels have been hurt before by something that was said or
done before. Remember how Absalom was furious at his brother
Amnon for raping his sister Tamar.
“…Absalom hated Amnon, because he had forced his sister Tamar.” 2Sam 13:22
Two years after this, Absalom struck! The deep seated wound finally
produced fruit. All deep-seated wounds will one day bear the fruit of
#9. Leaders who are not prepared to be trained or retrained in the ministry.
Notice people who say “I was a leader before I joined you. I have been
to many leaders trainings”. What they are saying is, ‘your training
programme is unnecessary for me.’
Are you an old tree?
There are old trees that cannot be bent over. Old dogs that cannot be
taught new tricks. Paul trained Timothy and told him exactly what to
do. He told Him what to preach and how to minister. He then called
him, my son Timothy. Timothy, was obviously prepared for training
“O Timothy, keep that which is committed to thy trust…” 1Timothy 6:20
[Adapted from the ‘Loyalty and Disloyalty’ book. Get it inchurch at 500\=]