Wednesday, December 26, 2012 at 6:41AM
- He refuses to admit his mistakes.
- He begins to blame the problems on people or circumstances rather than actually seeking out what the problem might be.
- He refuses to listen to the team assembled around him.
- He fights every idea that isn’t his own, thinking his originality is what must keep the church afloat.
- He refuses to face reality.
- He is unwilling to make the necessary changes because it would be highly unpopular.
- He tries to listen to what everyone has to say about every situation.
- He begins to believe that God’s favor on his life is because of how good he is rather than because of how good God is!
- He believes that he can’t learn anything from churches that are smaller than his. (This would be arrogance!)
- He abuses his staff to accomplish his agenda rather than leading them to accomplish God’s.
- He fears asking for commitments from people because of how he thinks they perceive him.
- He becomes obsessed with the way things are rather than how they should be.
- He views himself as an expert.
- He tries to motivate with fear rather than vision.
- He doesn’t seek fresh inspiration from God and often goes back to what has been done instead of seeking direction for what has never been done.
- He stops taking risks and becomes obsessed with playing it safe.