August is a time for the Four R’s – Rest, Relaxation, Rejuvenation and Reflection. With that in mind, I decided to take a vacation this month, so I have not written a blog. Instead, I read something very interesting that came from my Sunday newspaper the “Tennessean,” in which, Rev. Dr. Clay Stauffer, a guest columnist and senior minister of Woodmont Christian Church, suggests that there are questions that we should ask ourselves when determining the potential for spiritual leadership. These include:
How well do you maintain self-control when things go wrong?
Do you think independently or just go along with the group?
How well do you handle criticim?
Can you turn disappointment into creative new opportunities?
Do you collaborate and work well with others?
Are you a peacemaker?
Do people trust you with difficult matters?
Can you accept opposition to your viewpoint or decision without taking offen