Monday, February 24, 2014


A common question asked concerning leadership is: Are leaders born or are they developed?  I think the best answer is: Leaders are CALLED.  And I believe God has called each of us to be leaders.  YOU are called by God to be a leader!  

Leadership is a role each of us are to embrace at various moments and places in our lives.  John Maxwell defines leadership simply as INFLUENCE.  God has placed people in our life we are called to influence at work, school, home, etc.  You are called to be a leader to those around you.  Whether it be as simple as speaking truth in a casual conversation with a friend or as complex as helping your child toward adulthood we are all called to lead.

The world often provides polluted examples of leadership but God has given us the ultimate example of leadership in Jesus.  Jesus led (and influenced) by serving others.  Mark 11:45 states, “For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve others and to give His life as a ransom for many.”  Jesus taught you and me in Mark 11:43, “Whoever wants to be a leader among you must be your servant.”

Today, I encourage you to hear God's call and step up into that role of leadership you were appointed to as a spouse, parent, counselor, or friend.  And if you’re worried you can’t handle what God calls you to do just memorize and meditate on 1 Thessalonians 5:24, “God will make this happen, for He who calls you is faithful.”