Real Leaders are Servants First……
Would you like to be the leader of the pack?? In our world leaders are not usually graded by how well they serve. They typically are promoted based on their capability to make their company profitable and lead the employees to that goal. I find it so interesting that many of the ways and thoughts of our world are 180 degrees opposite of God’s ways and thoughts. But then I am reminded of a verse from the book of Isaiah in the Old Testament.
Isa 55:8 “For My thoughts are not your thoughts, nor are your ways My ways,” says the Lord.”
Jesus truly taught us what it means to be a Godly leader vs. a worldly leader.
Mat 20:26-28 “Yet it shall not be so among you; but whoever DESIRES to become great among you, let him be your servant. And whoever desires to be first among you; let him be your slave – just as the Son of Man did not come to be served; BUT TO SERVE, and to give His life a ransom for many.”
Mat 10:24 “A disciple is not above his Teacher, nor a servant above his Master”
So why the big difference between our worlds requirements for being a good leader and God’s requirements? The answer is simple when you understand who is setting the requirements of our world’s leaders.
II Cor 4:3, 4 “But even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing, whose minds the god of this age has blinded, who do not believe, lest the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine on them.”
If you are saved (born again), your life caused our Savior Jesus, the ultimate Servant, His life!!!! We can have no better reason to serve.
I Cor 6:20 “For you were bought with a price; therefore glorify God in your body and in your Spirit, WHICH ARE GOD’S.”
So again, would you like to be the leader of the pack?? Remember, Jesus taught us how!!
So, let’s get going and serve Jesus…………..!