The Best Leaders Are Balanced
Posted on August 10, 2013
Who would have ever guessed that the best advice for relationships in life would come from the airplane safety card? Even the airlines know that you can’t help save someone else if you are struggling for air yourself.
One of the best sermons I’ve ever heard was about tithing. Most pastors talk about how it’s your duty to tithe and try their best to encourage it- for obvious biased reasons. This pastor was different though. This was at the height of the housing market collapse in 2008, and he told the congregation that unless they were on solid ground financially to not put any money in the offering. If money is a really big stress in their life, they shouldn’t burden themselves even more by feeling guilty about not contributing to the church. He said there are other ways you can tithe besides donating money, and he talked about volunteer opportunities and other ways people could give back to the church besides just donating money.
This article explains why you should NEVER jump in the water to save a drowning person. You’re in a way better position to save someone if you’re on solid ground. Being balanced yourself is the best way to lead others – by example.