Posts Tagged ‘Servant Leader’
Have the challenges of servant leadership deterred you from an all out commitment to becoming a servant leader? (193-3)
Even when they have personal needs, true servant leaders still put their team’s needs before their own. Read Matthew 14:1-14.
John the Baptist, Jesus’ cousin, was executed by King Herod. When Jesus received word of John’s death He left the crowds that had been following Him and took a boat to a more private place to pray and grieve for John. The crowds, who had never experienced anyone like Jesus, followed Him and when He saw what was happening and sensed the tremendous needs of the people, Jesus put His own emotional and physical needs on hold to focus on their needs.
God instructs leaders to protect their team and teach them how to live better lives. Read Ezekiel 22:30.
Chapter 22 contrasts the poor leader with the godly leader. Verses 24-29 describe a poor leader and verse 30 contains a good description of the kind of leader God looks for. This verse indicates God is looking for leaders who will serve their team. The unfortunate element of verse 30 is that after looking around ancient Jerusalem for this kind of leader, God found none.