What leaders need most in their moments of discouragement are others who believe in their vision more than they do.
I know the Sr. leader has to drive the vision, but every leader knows there are days of discouragement. There are always days when the attacks are to much to shoulder alone, when the attacks are personal, and when those who you thought were with you are the ones throwing the stones. That hurt is real. Craig Groeschel and Perry Noble call this playing hurt. They explain that people will hurt you, ministry will hurt you, and most Sr. leaders are always playing hurt. That is just reality.
In those discouraging times Sr. leaders need the other leaders around them to believe in the vision God has given them more than they do. This is exactly what Aaron and Hur did for Moses while the Israelites fought the Amalekites.
Check out Exodus 17:10-13 10 So Joshua did what Moses had commanded and fought the army of Amalek. Meanwhile, Moses, Aaron, and Hur climbed to the top of a nearby hill. 11 As long as Moses held up the staff in his hand, the Israelites had the advantage. But whenever he dropped his hand, the Amalekites gained the advantage. 12 Moses’ arms soon became so tired he could no longer hold them up. So Aaron and Hur found a stone for him to sit on. Then they stood on each side of Moses, holding up his hands. So his hands held steady until sunset. 13 As a result, Joshua overwhelmed the army of Amalek in battle.
I want to be that kind of support for my pastor. When he doesn’t believe he has what it takes to do what God has called him to I want to hold up his arms. Sr. leaders need people who in their weakness will hold up their arms and believe in the vision God has given them even when they can not.