It’s the biggest stumbling block to sustaining growth.
In my opinion.
It often happens during times of success.
You can have all the right systems, momentum and motivation — won’t matter.
You can have the best vision — still can happen.
You can surround yourself with the greatest team — just as likely to occur.
I’ve seen it far too many times.
The biggest stumbling block in sustaining growth…
Is foolish pride.
I once had a prominent pastor tell me he had survived every power struggle in the church. He looked me in the eye and said, “I’ve faced my biggest opponents. There is not one person in this church who can oppose me now.”
A few years later he was voted out of the church.
When a leader starts to think…
I’ve got this.
Look what I’ve achieved.
I’m in control.
Look at me.
Nothing can stop me now.
The day of destruction is drawing near. It’s just a matter of time.
Though you soar aloft like the eagle, though your nest is set among the stars, from there I will bring you down, declares the Lord. (Obadiah 1:4 ESV)
Guard your heart leaders. Guard your heart.