Sunday morning, my pastor shared a dream he had had with the congregation. It went like this:
There was a mature dog with five puppies following it. The lead dog was chasing after a cat.
The pursuit was long and hard. But eventually the dog and the pups pounced on the cat.
Only there was one problem. The cat was not a cat.
It was a skunk!
When the dogs pounced on the skunk, the skunk sprayed the lead dog and the five puppies, covering them in an unbearable stench.
Can you see how this situation might play out in your role as a leader?
The mature dog is a leader that you admire and follow. He knows what he is doing and he does it well. He is chasing the dream!