There is a lack of strong, healthy and Christ-centered leadership across the church, let alone across society. Romans 12:6,8 says, “Having gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, let us use them: the one who leads, with zeal.”
I don’t think there is a lack of strong, healthy, Christ-centered leaders because God has stopped gifting or calling people to lead but I think that there is a lack of intentionality in our church culture’s and in existing leaders to embrace, strong, healthy and Christ-centered leadership.
We need existing leaders to step up and take responsibility not only for their own leadership but for the development of future leaders. If you aren’t investing into anyone as a leader, quite simply, you’re not a leader. Leadership by position, knowledge or talent alone doesn’t imply leadership is being exercised. There is a leadership vacuum in our society because people have equated leadership with position, perks and power rather than humility, capacity and sacrifice. Leaders move people from where they are to where they need to be or in a Christian sense, “where God wants them to be.”
Let me tell you, if anything significant happens anywhere in any tribe, it will be because of a catalytic change agent who leads the charge and makes something happen. Leaders, get clear on what you want and more importantly what God wants and start to lead the church, ministry or organization accordingly. Leaders, we need you!