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:
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.
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.