Control Freak!

At Faith Camp last year, James Galloway said something very interesting.  He said that all good leaders should be control freaks.  I have meditated and considered this for months now, and I think that it is absolutely correct.

Now you cannot control people – that is witchcraft, but you can control the vision.  For example, God gave the vision of Tree of Life Church and Tree of Life Network to me – not to anyone else.  Now I can receive input and information from anyone, but at the end of the day, I have to be obedient to the heavenly vision God has given me.  Other people who are involving in either supporting the vision or benefiting from the blessing of the vision, have to accept that I cannot disobey or dishonour the vision.

You might want me to run Tree of Life Church this way or that way, but I can only run it His way.  I can only do the best I know how to do at the time.  

And you need to take the same attitude to whatever task and vision God has given you – do it, and do it right – and those people assigned to help you need to get with the divine programme.

Published by Tree of Life Church

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