The Single Most Important Distinction a Leader Can Make

I believe that the single most important distinction that a leader can make is between what he is “able to do” and what he “can do”. Let me explain. When I use the phrase “able to do”, I’m referring to what a leader has the requisite skills to accomplish. For example, I have the ability to write expository sermons. What’s important to bear in mind is that there is a huge difference between what a leader is “able to do” and what he “can do.” By “can do”, I’m referring not to the ability to accomplish a task (in the sense of having the skills to do something), but rather the physical, emotional and spiritual resources to actually get that task done.

The distinction between what you are “able to do and what you can do” is different for everyone depending on your skill set, your circumstances, the time allotted, etc. but it’s a distinction that every leader has to make in order to avoid “burn out” and to make the most out of the resources that God has given you.

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June 25 2012 02:44 pm | Blog

One Response to “The Single Most Important Distinction a Leader Can Make”

  1. Heidi Bylsma on 25 Jun 2012 at 4:52 pm #

    Right now, I just “can’t” do what I am “able” to do. Burn out has happened! Resources are depleted. I think I need a retreat with just God-n-me time.