Leadership is not easy! It requires time, compassion, patience, love, and understanding! But as you disciple those who need your time, compassion, patience, love, and understanding...you must do so with a Servant’s Heart!
Having a servant’s heart means to not only put other’s needs ahead of our own, but to serve with the right motivation—and that is to put God’s will first.
I am so thankful that God gave us a living definition of servant leadership – Himself. Jesus rejects the world’s way of abused authority and sets His life as our example. Jesus doesn’t reject the disciples’ desires to be great. Instead, He wanted to transform their perspective into one that reflected God’s.
As we look to Jesus and what He did, we learn that the love He demonstrated was unconditional and sacrificial.
Unconditional love means that no one is exempt from His love. Regardless of how sinful and broken we are, His love remains.
The greatest leader of all time came to earth as a servant and became an example for us. We should continue learning about Him so we can walk according to His definition of servant leadership and live our lives as examples to others! Living our life for God is our greatest testament!
Our desire to be significant, loved, accepted and rewarded are valid desires. But these are supposed to be met in Christ (the person) and not in leadership (the ministry). Having our focus on fulfilling these desires will cause us to serve ourselves. But by putting others above ourselves, our focus will be on fulfilling the needs of others. This is the leadership that pleases God’s heart!
God expects that our servanthood is founded in selflessness, not selfishness. It’s crucial for us to evaluate our motives for leadership.
Then we can be confident that our thinking is according to the Bible’s and our leadership is according to the heart of God!
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