Every leader’s goal is to focus on Christ to make an impact in people’s lives to the glory of God in order to magnify him. However, these days, most leaders’ aim is to chase after social status and recognition from people. For, as I have often told you before and now tell you again even with tears, many live as enemies of the cross of Christ. Their destiny is destruction, their god is their stomach, and their glory is in their shame. Their mind is set on earthly things (Philippians 3:18-19).
Furthermore, most leads compare their ministry to others and it breeds unhealthy competition forgetting that everyone has a distinct gift that God has deposited in him or her. For instance, Ministry A is organizing a church program and church attendance is low. He or she begins to compare his or her ministry to Ministry B. He or she then forces his or her church members to do things that they normally will not do to outperform the other Ministry. Christianity is never forcing people to do things out of their own will but rather a freedom of worship in Christ Jesus. It is a wrong misconception that people have that the larger your congregation or building, the greater your ministry. Your ministry is greater when you have humbled yourself under God’s hands to serve others and he has used you to impact lives. Christ is our role model, we are supposed to imitate Christ and follow in his exemplary life.