Speaker: Andy Stanley
Topic: The Making of a Leader
God makes leaders. Circumstances make leaders. Life makes leaders.
Information and insight alone do no not make a leader.
Leaders don’t always see opportunity first, but they are the first to seize it.
What makes a leader a leader is their response to -
- Unexpected Opportunity
- Unavoidable Adversity - Adversity makes leaders.
- Unquestionable Calling
It’s not God’s calling that makes you a leader. It’s your response to that call that makes you a leader.
When you look back on the things that made you a leader, you will talk about the adversity. Not podcasts, speakers, conferences.
God is making you a leader right now, respond well.
Response to opportunity, adversity & calling determine how God uses us. We control nothing … Except our response.
The greatest thing you may do as a parent or leader is not what you do but who is watching you do what you do.
Influence is greater than any title or position.
It is better to make a difference than make a point.
God does more shaping in times of adversity than any other context.
You have no idea of what hangs in the balance of your response to adversity. Your response will make you into a leader.
A leader who leaves the known for the unknown.