Monday, December 17, 2012


You Got To Know When To Hold 'Em

A Place for the God Hungry on going to battle in church:
Good leaders pick their battles. Others seem to enjoy picking a fight. Yet, not every hill is worth dying on. You can go to battle over an opinion, a preference, or a concern today, but this may have implications for tomorrow. Be sure the battle is worth it. Far too many battles have been rooted in someone’s pride instead of a worthy cause. Consider whether or not this cause is important to Jesus.
  • Before going to battle for something, make sure the hill is worth it.
  • Remember that good will is not given to a leader in an infinite quantity.
  • Persistence and perseverance are great qualities.
  • Be upfront genuine and avoid manipulation.
This is very good advise - especially that last bit - be genuine and avoid manipulation. Manipulation usually results when people are losing the fight on points. In a church setting, parliamentary trickery is not required if the majority is on board. In a personal setting people resort to all sorts of trickery to get their will when they have lost the debate on the merits. It is a definitive sign of ego when you are not willing to lose.

I think that is the one piece of missing advise here - never go into a fight you are unwilling to lose. Think about this for a minute - fights demand there be a winner and a loser. Sometimes leaving things be may be uncomfortable, but at least no one loses.
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