Never trust a leader without a limp.

John Wimber, the late leader of the Vineyard movement used to say, “Never trust a leader without a limp.”

Here is what I think that means.

Hardship produces humility.  Those who have been broken or humbled and who know what Jesus did for them, have a “limp.”  They have been through some tough times in life.

Think about it.  When you want someone to minister to you or to lead, you don’t want a self-reliant person who is focused on themselves…you want someone who knows Jesus!  If someone hasn’t had to learn to let Jesus lead, that is an issue. There is a depth and quality of life that comes with enduring hardship.

Here is to having a few limps.



Author: Thora Anderson

Pastor, wife, daughter, sister, friend, Recovering worrier, Thinker, Mother of two teenagers. I've been in ministry for over 30 years and count that as huge success.

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