Friday, March 28, 2003


Today in chapel, Dr. Anderson spoke on leadership. He said that leaders are decisive, clear and are able to cut through the fog of relativism and stand up in the face of anything and state what is clear and what needs to be done. He referred to FDR, Churchill, G.K. Chesterton, Thatcher to name a few. He talked about how FDR told his cabinet that they must DO something! Try something, do something, and if it fails, do something else. Anything must be better than nothing.

In the current world we live in, relatvism is seen as intelligent and moral clarity is considered ignorant. I wonder if that relatism and ambivalence all around us has created a society of people who not only lack cultural identity, but also create a culture of committees, discussions, and no one making any decisions to actually DO something.

As I think about what is happening in the Assemblies of God Deaf Ministries, it seems to me that NOW is the time for a leader to stand up and cut through all the fog of the unknown and clearly articulate what needs to be done and cast a vision to get it done. Where there is no vision the people perish. Deaf churches are perishing and I haven't seen any leaders standing up to talk about it and cast a vision again. Perhaps they are doing that somewhere, but I haven't seen it yet and I long to see it.

Oh God, that You would raise up a leader and give him/her clarity of perception, thought, understanding, morality, and vision. That You would allow them the opportunity to be heard so that they can cast vision. And help me to be the kind of leader YOU want me to be in this world here and now. What is it that You would have me do that is appropriate and instrumental for the growth of Your kingdom here on earth?

God help us all.

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