??not lording it over those assigned to your care ?? 1 Peter 5:3 AMP
Are you called to be a leader in the home, workplace or church? Understand this: today's generation is not impressed by the old 'top down' style of leadership that says, 'I'm in charge, and the sooner you figure that out the better.' No, you don't demand leadership; you earn it - every day. How? By being a servant! By putting others first and yourself last. That's what Jesus taught and practiced. The New Testament model for leadership is an inverted pyramid, with the leader at the bottom, supporting the others, bringing out the best in them, laying aside their own comfort and desires to serve those they lead so that the job can get done well. This means gently correcting mistakes and tying up loose ends while people learn. It also calls for breaking a sweat and getting dirt under their fingernails. AW Tozer wrote: 'A true and safe leader is likely to be one who has no desire to lead, but is forced into a position of leadership by the inward pressure of the Holy Spirit, and the press of the external situation. A person who is ambitious to lead is disqualified as a leader. The true leader will have no desire to lord it over God's heritage, but will be humble, gentle, self-sacrificing and altogether as ready to follow as to lead, when the Spirit makes it clear that a wiser and more talented man than himself has appeared.'So what now? Are you called to be a leader? Then earn it by being a servant to those you are leading.
Soulfood: Gal 4-6, Matt 12:38-50, Ps 108, Prov 13:24-25