5. Never Apologize for Expecting the Best From Others
Leaders cannot be afraid to set high standards … EVER! I believe it is WRONG to expect perfection from others … we’re all humans, we screw up!
BUT … it isn’t wrong to expect others to give their best. (By the way … MOST of the time, if people see the leader giving their best, it will inspire them to do the same!)
6. Never Apologize for Wanting to Reach More People.
From time to time, people will take a shot at me for wanting to see more people come to church … and …
I AM GUILTY AS CHARGED!
I can’t help it … the change in life that Jesus has brought about in me … I want as many people as possible to hear about it! I want as many people as possible to have their lives changed. I want as many people as possible to KNOW that they KNOW JESUS! I just don’t see anywhere in Scripture where that is a bad thing.
Don’t EVER apologize for embracing the fact that God has called us to RECONCILE (not REVILE) the world! (II Corinthians 5:16-21!)
7. Never Apologize for Saying “No” to What You KNOW You Need to Say “No” To.
One of the biggest frustrations I’ve ever had as a leader is when I commit “sins of obligation,” you know, when I do something because I feel like I have to rather than doing it because I truly feel led to do it because of the Holy Spirit’s leadership in my life.
Just because we have opportunities doesn’t mean we need to embrace them … because saying “yes” to everything often means we have to say “no” to the things that are REALLY important.