All of us are leaders on our own simple ways. If you can influence other people is a sign that you are a leader. If you can persuade them to go to a direction, if you can make them believe that what you say is true, if you can spark a change in them, then you are a leader. We, as Christians, are meant to be leaders; but the leadership Jesus showed for us to follow is more than just influencing people. What He has done is the kind of leadership far from what the world’s standard of what a leader is.One key factor of a good leader is learning how to be humble despite his/her position.
Jesus displayed humility even when He knows He has power
He was a King but He lived as a human in that world that persecuted Him. He knew He was the Son of the Most High, but He took our place on the cross.
Jesus displayed humility even to those who will betray Him
He knew that Judas would betray Him, that Peter would deny Him, and that Thomas would doubt; but He washed their feet anyway.
Jesus did not just lead, He served. He acted in humility despite His power.
This is the kind of leader Jesus expects us to be. This is why we’re called Christians - we are follower of Christ. Serving God is not just about popularity. We lead to serve God and our fellows.
This post is inspired by the series in our Church. :)
“But someone will say, ‘You have faith, and I have works.’ Show me your faith without your works, and I will show you my faith by my works.” (James 2:18, NKJV)
We all have dreams that we’re hoping will come to pass and promises that we’re believing for. We should always be praying, believing and hoping — that’s all part of faith. But there’s another part of faith that, oftentimes, people leave out, and that is putting action behind your faith.
Scripture tells us that our works or actions prove our faith. In other words, when we really believe God, we obey Him. We can pray all day long, “God, get me out of this problem.” Or, “God, give me that promotion.” But if you really want to get God’s attention and see Him move in amazing ways, take it one step further and do something to demonstrate your faith. Let your actions prove your faith in Him. For example, maybe you need a turnaround in a relationship. Are you being the one to show love, honor and forgiveness? Maybe you need a financial breakthrough. Are you obeying Him and being faithful in your finances? Maybe you lost your job. Are you putting your resume out and knocking on new doors? That’s one way to take a step of faith.
Today, make sure you put action behind your faith. Make it visible in the eyes of God and man and watch Him come through on your behalf!
They all made me do different kinds of stuff to be ‘lucky’ this year, but I believe that even without all these things— the polka dot clothes, round fruits, or the scattered coins— my 2013 is going to be beautiful and full of blessings, because Jesus has purchased them for me by His blood on the Cross more than two thousand years ago. I have nothing to fear.
Your place in a family tree (genealogy) is permanent but in an organizational chart it is temporary. Your place in the organization is by appointment or election. Your place in the family is by virtue of birth. In the organization, multiplication is by recruitment; in the family of God, it’s by God birthing out Christ-kind of people.