The leaders God is looking for are very different to the leadership the world is looking for.
God is looking for those who walk with a limp; those who, like Jacob, have surrendered unconditionally to God. He's looking for those who have been through his wilderness training school, educated in the college of hard knocks and disappointment, graduated from the seminary of insignificance on the backside of the desert.
God is looking for those who are dead to their own ambitions, crucified to any desire for limelight and public praise. They have nailed to the cross their own agendas and ministries. They have no need to control. They are willing to go unrecognized, to be of no consequence in the world. They are looking for ways to lay down their lives for others.
Wolfgang Simson describes these leaders as "weeping fathers and mothers, longing for their sons and daughters to overtake them.
These are the men and women God trusts to lead others.