Fearless Leadership

13As a result, it has become clear throughout the whole palace guard[a] and to everyone else that I am in chains for Christ. 14Because of my chains, most of the brothers in the Lord have been encouraged to speak the word of God more courageously and fearlessly. Philippians 1:13-14

Have you ever wondered, what sets apart the mega-church from the small church? Is it money? Probably not because at one time the mega-church had to be a small church and didn't have any money. Is it location? No, it helps to some degree but never a determining growth factor. Is it a building? No, because some churches begin in a hole in the wall or a storefront. I have come to the realization that what sets it apart is simply Spirit-led fealess leadership. Leadership that is never wavering or indecisive. Leadership that never dwells only on the present but is always thinking about the future. Leadership that knows every wrinkle of God's revelation to them and expounds it clearly to his people. A leader that relies on that very revelation to move inside and through him, instead of constantly being inspired by the latest book or method.  

If you take a look at Craig Groeschel, Ed Young, Steven Furtick, Bill Hybels or any great leader of today, you will find the quality of being fearless. It begins as an audacious dream and They are not afraid to speak the truth or step on toes, because when the truth is on your side it should be easy to be fearless right? We let people, boards, tithers, denominational restrictions and other outside entities get to us and it takes us off mission. We forget that being fearless is a part of our DNA. Those who are called have this deep passion within to be courageous and fearless, although sometimes we forget that we have it. If pleasing God and not pleasing people is our priority then we will be obedient to that burning desire within us to be fearless. Craig Groeschel says “Becoming obsessed with what people think is the quickest way to forget about what God thinks."  

So are you fearless? If the answer is, well I used to be, then you need to re-evaluate what God's calling is on your life and try to regain that passion. If the answer is yes, then become a leader. Lead someone to Christ, lead your team, start a church. Do whatever it takes to Be a fearless leader.

Jeremy Johnson