Leadership Isn’t a Position… It’s a Practice
Every day you have to make a choice. Am I going to be a leader today? You aren't a leader because the church has given you a job. You aren't a leader because you have an office or because you have a desk or because you've been given responsibilities. You have to choose every day that you're going to lead people, and you're going to lead those kids. You're going to lead those volunteers; you're going to do things to help them. You're going to do things to help them do their jobs better. Really at the end of the day, you're only leading if people are following you. It's really easy to think I'm a leader because I have a position at the church, or I'm a leader because I get paid here, or I'm a leader because I have this position. But there are a lot of people that have positions, but really nobody's following them, and nobody's listening to them. So every day you have to choose to lead. I think if you can learn that early on, it's going to really help you. So every morning, wake up and think, "okay, who can I lead today? Who can I help today?" Leading is more than just giving orders; leading is more than just bossing people around. Leading is more than just delegating and getting people to do stuff for you. Leading is really, helping people, blessing people, adding value to people's lives, encouraging people, praying for people, and helping them to be better at whatever it is they're doing. The more and more you pray everyday, "God, would you make me a better leader today? Would you help me to encourage people, bless people, teach people, and train people?" The better you're going to be as a leader.
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