Monday, April 20, 2009

Leading Yourself

Our leadership of others depends fully on how we lead ourselves.
Leading ourselves requires:

  • Being led by Christ, not by our own desires
  • Understanding God’s direction for our lives
  • Being willing to change when God redirects us
  • Valuing others above ourselves
  • Accepting stewardship and accountability for those that we lead

These five points are a simple summary of what the Bible tells us. We are given skills and spiritual gifts that God wants us to use to be stewards over others while making a difference in the world. If we are not willing to lead ourselves by following our Lord and Savior, how are we to lead others?

[from "Agile Ministry" by James Higginbotham]