Written by Charles Gee

November 13, 2023

“Remember your leaders, those who spoke to you the word of God.
Consider the outcome of their way of life, and imitate their faith.”
– Hebrews 13:7 (ESV)

“What does a leader look like?” That was the question I asked the team as we began our morning practice session. The responses were typical. “Vocal, passionate, hard worker, and a good teammate”, they replied. I went deeper. “These are all good answers, but is there more?” We went on to talk about trust, loyalty and love for their teammates. Now we’re getting somewhere I thought to myself. I shared a quote from 2-time Super Bowl Champion, Peyton Manning, who said, “The most valuable player is the one who makes the most players valuable.” “Yeah Coach”, someone blurted out. “A leader makes everyone around him better.” As we prepared to pray, I reminded them that to lead, you must first be willing to serve.

We don’t need to look any further than Jesus to see what true leadership is. Jesus cared about the physical needs of His people. He put personal recognition aside, instead always seeking to do the will of His Heavenly Father. Jesus was prayerful, passionate, and yet gentle. He had the ability to bring out the best in people and expose the worst. Jesus was confident in His calling and the perfect model of servant-leadership. He added value to the lives of those around Him and He changed their lives for eternity. So you want to be a leader—Lead like Jesus!

Heavenly Father, thank You for the example of Your Son, Jesus Christ. Mold me, shape me and bend me into the person You desire for me to be. Help me to see the needs of others before my own. In Jesus name, Amen.  

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