Mentoring Moments, the 1 min blog: This is hard to say but…
For even though I did grieve you with my letter, I do not regret [it now], though I did regret it; for I see that that letter did pain you, though only for a little while; 2 Corinthians 7:8 (AMP)
“I’m doing this for your own good!” That’s what my mama would say when I needed a Proverbs 13:24 correction. Now, I had a hard time believing her. But the truth is she was willing to cause temporary hurt in hopes of saving me from permanent harm. Sounds like leadership to me. God doesn’t give leaders influence just so we can be popular and well liked. There are times we must bring correction and challenge wrong ways of thinking.
I’ve yet to meet a leader who loves people and also loves confrontation. So why do it? Why risk a good relationship by addressing something that could be considered none of your business? Because in the end you’ll be glad, not because you caused hurt, but because God used that hurt to bring others closer to Him. [Read 2Cor 7:8-12]
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