Our words matter! These three simple words establish what must become foundational in the hearts of leaders who follow Jesus Christ and his teachings. You see your words reveal your character.
Take time to read John 4:34; 6:34; 9:4 and 20:21 and you will see that Jesus inner sense of destiny emerged from his frequent use of the phrases “I was sent” and “I came.” His destiny was to call sinners and serve them by preaching the good news which alone would bring salvation and abundant life. Simply put, to understand Jesus’ leadership you must understand his mission and his message. At the centre was the Kingdom of God.
“The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to release the oppressed, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor. Today this scripture is fulfilled in your hearing.” Lk. 4:18-21
Jesus leadership was not a set of tools, ideas, or style but a reality he expressed by his life of love and service to people. Do you view your leadership on a daily basis that way? If not, why?
Do you want to lean the leadership style of Jesus then pursue what he pursed. He the kingdom of God and not the kingdom of leadership. His strategy was to serve and not expect to be served in return, to love at all cost, and be empower those who followed.
Leaders are constantly asking questions like, how can I be a more qualified leader? What new techniques are there to perfect my skills? If those are your questions you’re asking the wrong questions. The question should not be about techniques which will make me a better leader or entrepreneur but what really matters? If you asked Jesus his answer would be simple, people mattered and care for them was his speciality.
How well are you serving your employees? Do you make those around you feel empowered or powerless? To be a Jesus kind of leader is always begins with prioritizing others.
Contribution BY: Dr Charles Cope