Sunday, May 9, 2010

Commit Yourself

I've observed a number of leaders in recent months who have voiced puzzlement over the lack of commitment the are seeing among their followers. While I do see that as a challenge the bigger issue in these I've watched are their own lack of commitment to their work... an apparent unwillingness to give all... to sell out to the call. There is one universal truth... and it applies to ministry, business, and most other environments... if a vision is not worth the leader's heart and soul it most certainly won't inspire anyone else's sacrifice. Call people to pursue something grand and then demonstrate your own belief in that call by pouring yourself into it. It will forever be difficult to convince people to do something that you yourself would never do.


  1. Great comment Duke. I remember a movie of soldiers during the Vet. War. It was called "We were Soldiers". The new leader for air calvary said, "Leaders be the 1st off going in and last on when leaving."

  2. Wonderful point.