Yes, we’ve all dealt with it. In fact, some of us might like to call it being “burnt out.” But I don’t necessarily believe that’s the right terminology. To say you are “burnt out” is to insist that you’ve already lost hope, and that is the very thing I pray you will not fall captive to.
- Lethargic Leadership usually infects people who have BIG hearts.
- Lethargic Leadership usually infects people who have selfless motives.
- Lethargic Leadership usually infects people who spend way too much time on what or who is around them, and not enough time on taking care of the heart that is within them.
Now, don’t get me wrong. There is nothing wrong with having a heart for people, selfless motives, and the yearning to help everyone you can.
But guess what? Ignoring your personal and spiritual health is.
Why? Because we can’t expect to help others when we don’t even take the time to help ourselves. Eventually we will become lethargic. And eventually we will be unable to lead that which God has called us to lead.
1 Timothy 3:5 For if a man cannot manage his own household, how can he take care of God's church. - Now, replace “household” with “heart.”
Ouch. Stings huh?
How to avoid lethargic leadership:
- Always be aware of it’s shadow.
- Always walk in a posture of learning.
- Always give God more time than you are giving others.
- Always give yourself time to refocus, recharge, and rekindle.
- Always seek wisdom and guidance from leaders around you.
Don’t fall captive to lethargic leadership. Take care of yourself, and continue to stay passionate about what God has called you to do.
Remember, you can't expect to take care of others unless you first learn how to take care of yourself.