Are you a Leader?

I was reading Jamie The Very Worst Missionary's blog yesterday and I almost shouted out loud when I read this on her recent blog post titled About Me...

I'm not about leading.

But I am about instigating. I'd rather we walk alongside each other in this life, than one in front of the other. But, if I see that you need a push, I'll get behind you... and I hope you'll do the same for me.

I'm about words. All of them. Even the ones you don't like.

I'm about people.

I'm not about turning people into projects. If I'm spending time with you, it's because I like you. 

If more "leaders" especially wanna be leaders, in the church would grasp this concept then maybe we wouldn't need so many books, seminars, lectures, and conferences on leadership and for leaders.

Do what you do, if it's worth following then people will follow you.

Don't use what your doing as a stepping stone to get "to the next level" ( I hate that term).

Better yet, as Jamie said,  how about getting BEHIND people and giving them a push instead of trying to get them to follow you?

How about instigating people to grow closer to God through your daily life rather then looking behind you to see how many people are following you?

How about treating people as, well, people instead of projects or seat fillers or notches on your belt?

But there is no glory in that kind of life, in real Jesus style leadership. There are no notches for belts or people to call yours, there is just doing, loving, being, and that is not what the American church teaches as important.

Think about it.

A servant leader doesn't have to call themselves a servant leader, he just is one and he isn't even aware of it if he really is one.

Do you think that Mother Theresa was concerned at all with being a leader?

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