It’s almost impossible to initiate planned change from within an organization without the necessary authority. In times past, positions carried more authority than they do today. The authority once given to elected officials is decreasing. There’s a shift today from bestowed authority to earned authority. One of the mistakes leaders make is believing a great idea or a brilliant plan will automatically carry authority based on its own merit.
The Law of Process is one of the most important for leaders to understand. Leaders have the advantage of experiencing things their followers haven’t. Because of their experiences, leaders are convinced change is beneficial and think their people will reach the same conclusions. Acts 7:25 Assuming your followers understand what you believe to be true is a deadly mistake. Take whatever time is necessary to build your authority before attempting to make major changes in your church. God wisely gives us nine months to prepare for the birth of a new baby before our responsibilities as new parents begin.