The crisis of leadership in our churches, businesses and governments is largely due to this one dilemma: men have been given power, but they are unprepared to handle it. The time of ruling is a tremendous test of character, for the king will be sorely tested to his influence in humility, for the benefit of others. What we call a midlife crisis in often a man coming into a little money and influence, and using to go back and recover what he missed as the beloved son (he buys himself toys) or the cowboy (he goes off on adventures). He is an undeveloped, uninitiated man. A true king comes into authority and know that the privilege is not so he can arrange for his comfort.

John Eldredge, Fathered by God

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