The Bible leaves no doubt about the necessity of embracing personal brokenness. We see it played out in the lives of biblical hero after biblical hero, from Moses and David to Paul and Peter. Even Jesus Himself was broken. He had to experience that devastation, not because of anything He did, but because of our sin. Not even the holy Son of God was spared the pain and suffering inherent in being separated from intimacy with God because of our offensive choices. As much as anything, the fact that our holy and righteous Savior had to endure brokenness in order to fulfill His destiny is an unmistakable sign to us of how important it is to abandon anything that stands in the way of our complete and sole reliance upon God for true life.
George Barna & David Barton, U Turn (Lake Mary, FL: Frontline, 2014), 186.
Your leadership is an act of worship, and by following your lead, people should be brought into the presence of God more deeply and consistently.
George Barna, A Fish out of Water (Nashville: Thomas Nelson, 2002), p. 159.
Leadership is a spiritual act of worship and guidance.
George Barna, A Fish out of Water (Nashville: Thomas Nelson, 2002), p. 107.
The excellence of your leadership depends more on the quality of your relationship with God than on the application of the gifts and resources He has given to you for success in leading people.
George Barna, A Fish out of Water, p. 156