There Will Always Be Leaders

From Timothy Witmer’s book The Shepherd Leader(p.23):

Faithful shepherds protect their flocks not only from harmful outside influences but from the self-serving among the sheep. Many congregations have experienced the intimidation of bullies within their midst when leaders fail to take responsibility to shepherd the flock. It is often the strong-willed, outspoken, highly opinionated folk who fill the void. There will always be leaders – the issue is whether they are the leaders called and gifted by God to shepherd this flock or those who push themselves forward so they can push others around.

If you don’t lead, someone else will…