Leadership is broken because leaders are unbroken
Blessed are the poor in spirit . . .
You can’t be rich until you’re been bankrupt. You can’t be wealthy until you’re worthless. You can’t have God’s best until you’ve faced your worst.
Bankruptcy is a sinister word. Job lost. Career crashed. Identity crushed. Prospects dim. Future bleak. Hope gone. Home about to go. Family tattered. To be broke is to be shattered, ashamed, devastated.
Spiritual bankruptcy starts with the same feelings of failure, frustration and hopelessness, the same struggle. the same shame. We ask questions like, “How could I have done that?” or, “When will I be free?” We feel shackled and unable to break the destructive patterns that bring unbearable pain to ourselves and others. We see no way out and wonder how we ended up at such a terrible place. “This wasn’t supposed to happen to me,” we say to ourselves, but it is, and we can’t deny it.
Yet if we work our way through spiritual bankruptcy, we make an amazing discovery: death morphs into life once we confess our total inability to control life...