As we continue on the Amazing Journey, we find ourselves in position to both lead and follow. Sometimes our leadership is due to job, parenting or circumstance. Other times it is simply because we are the oldest one in the group. That is happening more and more at my house.
The critical part of leadership and following is the ability to do both in humility. As a leader, one leads sacrificially and without need of credit. As a follower, one listens and happily follows knowing he is following for a purpose. In either role, a selfless attitude will set you apart and make you look like our Lord and make an impact that will become a legacy.
God Bless You
To the elders among you, I appeal as a fellow elder and a witness of Christ’s sufferings who also will share in the glory to be revealed: 2 Be shepherds of God’s flock that is under your care, watching over them—not because you must, but because you are willing, as God wants you to be; not pursuing dishonest gain, but eager to serve; 3 not lording it over those entrusted to you, but being examples to the flock. 4 And when the Chief Shepherd appears, you will receive the crown of glory that will never fade away.
5 In the same way, you who are younger, submit yourselves to your elders. All of you, clothe yourselves with humility toward one another, because,
“God opposes the proud
but shows favor to the humble.”[a]
6 Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time. 7 Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.