Perry Noble had a great post recently
that talked about why leaders refuse to admit they are wrong…
I’ve been in the church world nearly all my life, and I have to say that I’ve seen many pastors that fall into this trap.Â For some reason, they just can’t admit that they are wrong.Â Ever.
Perry does a nice job of discovering reasons why this might be the case:
#1 â€“ Pride â€“ So many churches and ministries have been derailed because the leader KNEW he was wrong but refused to admit it.Â It wasnâ€™t a problem with information but rather a problem with integrity!
#2 â€“ Fear – Some leaders feel if they admit they are wrong that they will lose the respect of the people who follow themâ€¦when the opposite is true, people love it when a leader admits the obviousâ€¦even if it makes them â€œlook bad.â€
#3 â€“ Ignorance – They donâ€™t know that theyâ€™re wrong, theyâ€™re cluelessâ€¦and if this is the case then they have most likely surrounded themselves with people who are either too insecure to speak truth to themâ€¦or too dumb to see the obvious!
#4 â€“ Apathy â€“ They know change needs to take place, they see the writing on the wall; however, making changes would disrupt their way (and style) of livingâ€¦they care WAY more about themselves and their comfort than they do the people they lead.
So… my question for you today:Â when was the last time you admitted that you were wrong?
And which of the four culprits above most often hinder you from coming clean?
I’d love to hear your comments…