November 7, 2005

taking a walk

"He who thinks he is a leader but nobody is following...
    is just taking a walk."

~John Maxwell


I can't remember who John Maxwell is, but when I was in college (back in 1994...) I wrote this statement down.

Here I am a few years later, and I have to say that I still agree with this quote. However, I would like to add one thing to it: He who thinks that he isn't a leader but has many following... will still give an account for where he has walked.

I want to add this last part because I have seen many a person disclaim leadership. They are even repulsed by the word, but so many are following them. I have come to believe that there are certain people that God has gifted with leadership. And even if they don't want that gift, they have it, and God will hold them accountable for the stewardships that he has gifted.