“Real leaders don’t only show the way,they also lead the way” tajhmahal
The message on Christian character is seriously lacking in the church today,Pastors now teach the people what they want to hear rather than what God wants them to hear.
Pastoring today is now like keeping a political office!
Teaching is just a part of leadership but leading is actually a lifestyle,you cannot give what you don’t have,you reflect a leadership style that you really are.
Paul writing to Titus clearly on how he should instruct and lead the flocks,but made it clear that he had to instruct them by showing them through the way he lives.
“But mostly, show them all this by doing it yourself, incorruptible in your teaching, your words solid and sane. Then anyone who is dead set against us, when he finds nothing weird or misguided, might eventually come around. (Titus 2:7, 8 MSG)”
They say “practice what you preach” but I say “preach what you practice”
Teaching by practice is more pure and impactful,our words lack weight because we have not actually experienced what we teach about !
Power is released to the hearer when the preacher teaches what he is practicing or has practiced.
You are a liar when you teach what you are not practicing,you will be judged by the words of your mouth.
Our churches are the way they are today,because we preach what we don’t practice,leadership should be by example and not by words,”word is cheap”
Further reading: James 3:1