Overconfident Church Leaders and Kabaragoya

Ahhhh… confidence. It’s a great quality to have as a church leader. In fact, Hebrews 10:35 says that you should not “throw away your confidence, which has great reward.” But I’ve seen more than a few ‘over-confident’ church leaders in my day. Cocky.  Arrogent.  Egotistical. Confidence on steroids. Have you ever fallen into this trap? You think you know exactly how to do something as a leader.  In fact, it may be a cinch.  At least that’s what you think, until it slaps you in the face. See this example, and see if you can sympathize: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vZV5aP8fLRM You think… ‘this is an easy one… I could do this in my sleep’. Later you wake up to find out to find out that just wasn’t true.  You botched it. Bigtime. Many young leaders, after a couple of small victories, feel invincible. Then, the ‘kabaragoya’ happens. It’s like someone threw ice water in your face. It’s humiliating. And necessary. Because if you don’t have a few kabaragoya moments in your leadership life, you will grow into a leader that is consistently over-confident.  And over-confidence often brings it’s twin siblings along: manipulation and intimidation. (both of which are deadly as a church leader). So… what was your ‘kabaragoya moment’? How do you maintain the proper level of confidence as a leader without falling into the trap of over-confidence? Think about it. Todd