A leader whose ministry skills outstrip his character formation will eventually falter. (The Making of a Leader, Robert Clinton, p 167)
One of my prayers is, ‘Lord, please don’t let me step beyond my character and gifting’. Sadly, this request is probably rooted in pride and not wanting to be over-exposed... Very often the main reason ministry progress falters is due to character issues rather than gifting. I know many leaders who have far great gifts than I do, but their limit in willingness to receive counsel, or grow a strong marriage, becomes their Achilles’ heel.