Updated: Apr 28, 2021
King David said: “I’d rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God than in tents with wickedness.” Psalm 84:10
This was more than just an emotional expression in the moment ... this was a leadership principle.
“Doorkeeper“ speaks of holding the door open. It’s an act of courtesy and servitude.
Leaders seek to open and hold the door for others.
They minimizing the effort it takes from others to open the door.
They create opportunity for others .
Facilitating access for others into opportunity is the leaders delight.
Christ offered this clarification to his followers: “... You will lead by a completely different model. The greatest one among you will live as the one who is called to serve others.”
A definite mark of maturity in a man is when he gets as much fulfillment out of lifting others up as he does being lifted himself, for he knows that what he facilitates happening for others, God will make happen for him.
Be a great man—hold the door open!