I’ve been rethinking much of what I thought it meant to be a leader. Because of that, I picked up one of my favorite books on leadership, A Tale of Three Kings by Gene Edwards. If you’ve never picked up this little book, go do it! I’ll even provide a link: HERE.
Here’s a couple of paragraphs that have shaped me much in the past few days:
God has a university. It’s a small school. Few enroll, even fewer graduate. Very, very few indeed.
God has this school because He does not have broken men. Instead He has several other types of men. He has men who claim to be God’s authority…and aren’t; men who claim to be broken…and aren’t. And men who are God’s authority, but who are mad and unbroken. And He has, regretfully, a spectroscopic mixture of everything in between. All of these He has in abundance; but broken men, hardly at all.
In God’s sacred school of submission and brokenness, why are there so few students? Because all who are in this school must suffer much pain. And as you might guess, it is often the unbroken ruler (whom God sovereignly picks) who metes out the pain. David was once a student in this school, and Saul was God’s chosen way to crush David.
A Tale of Three Kings, Gene Edwards, 13.
Are you broken? Have you submitted to Him? All of this is for your good and His glory to spur you on to be the leader God created you to be. Press on friends.