Tuesday, July 8, 2008

"Bored of Directors"

Leadership is not something to be used as a bargaining chip. There are many ministry leaders today who are holding onto positions for dear life, but are not leading the people in the way that they should go. Many dance leaders have been appointed to serve in a Ministry Director capacity for which they are not prepared. It is my prayer that churches are not implementing movement ministries out of a necessity to "keep up with the Joneses."

It is better for a leader to have the passion for dance before accepting the appointment to lead. Experience is a bonus, but the impact that wrong motives or misdirected guidance can have on people can scar them for a lifetime. Politics and family/friend relationships too often play a large part in leadership selection.

Now is not the time to lead blindly. If we are called to stand in front of the crowd, then we must walk in the path that the Lord had set before us. Too many dance concerts showcase dance groups with little or no understanding of movement as a ministry. Many dance leaders are frustrated, burned-out, or outright bored in their current positions. Many organizations are forcing movement ministries into a carbon-copy type of group activity, and are not asking the Lord for His will to be done.

If He instructs us to move from a position, then we should follow Him to experience the fullness of His calling. If we lack passion, then we must seek God for restoration and instruction. There are lives hanging in the balance, and more leaders to be developed. Let us make sure to move ourselves out of the way so that we are not a stumblingblock to others.

2 Chronicles 12:6 (NKJV)
So the leaders of Israel and the king humbled themselves; and they said, “The LORD is righteous.”

Isaiah 9:16 (NKJV)
For the leaders of this people cause them to err, and those who are led by them are destroyed.

Jeremiah 23:32 (NKJV)
Behold, I am against those who prophesy false dreams,” says the LORD, “and tell them, and cause My people to err by their lies and by their recklessness. Yet I did not send them or command them; therefore they shall not profit this people at all,” says the LORD.

Matthew 15:13-14 (NKJV)
But He answered and said, “Every plant which My heavenly Father has not planted will be uprooted. Let them alone. They are blind leaders of the blind. And if the blind leads the blind, both will fall into a ditch.”

1 comment:

poetdaughter said...

and all the people shall say:
speak the truth sister...
God bless,