A few years back, we had a 3-day meeting where about 40 of us gathered to listen to God. They were strong leaders from across the nation. Most of the time, the type-A personalities, seated on the inner row of 2 concentric circles of chairs, dominated vocally. The quieter ones sat on the back row.
On the last afternoon, as we waited on God, we sensed him telling us to switch rows–those on the inner circle moved to the back row and vice versa. The quieter ones, now the inner circle, spoke. What amazing wisdom flowed as they shared.
Then God spoke to us.
"You have turned the room upside-down. If you will turn leadership upside-down in the same way that you have turned this room upside-down, Christians will again turn the world upside-down!"
Our son, Tim, has produced an outstanding video on what upside-down leadership looks like: