What makes it so difficult sometimes for Christian leaders to make wise and godly choices? The answers to these questions are not easy, and there are many factors that work together, but one of the common problems is lack of honesty with God.
He was in the highest leadership position among God’s people, and his life was tainted by sin and very serious consequences
The road through confession and repentance was not an easy one for David. But God offered help by sending Nathan, the prophet, to point out the sin David was hiding from. Being in a leadership role does not exclude us from needing the accountability of our brothers and sisters in Christ. No matter what position we hold or how well our small groups are going, sin will seep in. And when it does, we have two choices. One response is to hide it or ignore it and go on leading. The other response is confession and repentance
When we choose to hide our sin, we begin to draw away from God. It becomes difficult to spend time with him and difficult to pray. We are plagued by guilt and doubt. Soon our spiritual growth is severely damaged
Repentance leads to forgiveness, cleansing and relationship. When we confess our sin to the Lord, we experience his grace and renewal. We keep climbing on our journey with God with new understanding and strengthened faith. To get back on the path—and stay on it—we get into relationships of accountability to help us resist the temptations that entice leaders.
We need to surround ourselves with people who we respect and will listen to. We must give them the freedom to ask us about our areas of weakness and struggle. Their role is crucial if we are to mature as leaders