We are all leaders.............. of something. Some of us embrace the title. Some of us wear it as a badge of honor. Some of us run from the title and never want to have anything to do with it. But we all lead something or someone. If you have a pet - you are a leader. If you have a team - you are a leader. If you are a parent - you are a leader of your children. If you are a Christ follower - you are called to lead others to know Christ - to be a missionary.
We are all leaders......... The key is to be a good leader. To follow Christ so that others can follow you.
I've been pondering leadership for the past couple of days a lot. I decided to study leaders in the Bible. There are a lot - I think maybe that was a bite a little too big!! But I'm determined to at least skim through the leaders in the Bible and see what God can teach me about leading. I invite you to join me.
Lesson #1: How does God lead?
I read Exodus 15. It says God led in love. It says He guided the people with strength. I need to follow God so others can follow me. I need to lead like Him. I need to lead with love and strength. Truth is - for me - I need to concentrate on leading in love. I need to love the people God gave me to lead. If I love them, they will trust me to lead them.
Prayer for today -
please dear God, help me to love my team/my family/the people you give me to lead. Help me to care for them. Help me to be a leader that they can depend on and trust. Help me to lead with your strength, because it is infinitely better than mine.