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There are three fears leaders must face if they want to see God work in a powerful way in and through their life.

Key Points:

  • The fear of failure. Few things keep more leaders from winning than the fear of losing. Most leaders have to the ability, skill, and heart to lead, but the crippling fear of failure paralyzes them from being all that God created them to be.
  • The fear of losing status and recognition. Sadly, some leaders use ministry to improve their status and recognition in their community. Ministry becomes a platform to gain attention.
  • The fear of losing power. When a leader becomes preoccupied with the pursuit of power, that leader is not in good shape spiritually.

Quote This:

John 3:30 He must become greater and greater, and I must become less and less.

See Also: Pastoral Ministry

Talk About It
  1. What is your initial reaction to this topic? What jumped out at you?
  2. Of the three fears listed, which fear grips you the most and why?
  3. Why do you think the fear of failure is so strong in the lives of God’s leaders?
  4. What was God trying to communicate in Joshua 1:9?
  5. In what ways do you think leaders use ministry to get attention?
  6. Why do you think Jesus was so upset at these attention-seeking leaders in Matthew 6:5?
  7. Read John 3:30 and share what you think this verse is trying to communicate.
  8. Why do you think the power of a good example is the kind of leader God is looking for?
  9. Write a personal action step based on this conversation.