Happy November 1st! It definitely doesn’t feel much like November here in Texas—I think it is supposed to be 85 here today—but none the less, I have been listening to Christmas music this morning! Always makes my day a little brighter:)
In other news, here is something I read this morning…
“For who is greater, the one who is at the table or the one who serves? Is it not the one who is at the table? But I am among you as one who serves.”
Right before Jesus said this, the disciples were (again) arguing amongst themselves about who was the greatest among them, and who have the highest position in heaven. They figured that stature and works were the most important factors in determining the greatness of a person, and were eager to see who amongst them had achieved the highest level of greatness. Jesus however had a different idea in regards to what makes a leader great. According to Jesus, a great leader is someone who has a servant heart, and is willing to humbly serve those who follow them. That is how he chose to lead, and we should strive to follow his example.
Without this crucial factor, leaders cannot be true leaders because their decisions are based in selfishness and pride. Even the world’s greatest leaders need to have a servant’s heart in order to be truly effective. Imagine what our world would be like today if every world leader chose to follow Jesus’ example, and lead with a servant’s heart.
This leadership quality doesn’t just apply to those who lead on a large scale—it also applies to you and me. We may not be world leaders, but more than likely we are leaders in some way, shape or form. What can you do today to start leading with a servant’s heart?
Hope you all are having a great first day of November! God Bless:)