But thanks be to God, who always leads us as captives in Christ’s triumphal procession and uses us to spread the aroma of the knowledge of him everywhere.
2 Corinthians 2:14
2:12-17 A believer’s triumphs are all in Christ. To him be the praise and glory of all, while the success of the gospel is a good reason for a Christian’s joy and rejoicing. In ancient triumphs, the abundance of perfumes and sweet odours were used; so the name and salvation of Jesus, as ointment poured out, was a sweet savour diffused in every place. Unto some, the gospel is a savour of death unto death. They reject it to their ruin. Unto others, the gospel is a savour of life unto life: as it quickened them at first when they were dead in trespasses and sins, so it makes them more lively, and will end in eternal life. Observe the awful impressions this matter made upon the apostle, and should also make upon us. The work is great, and of ourselves, we have no strength at all; all our sufficiency is of God. But what we do in religion, unless it is done in sincerity, as in the sight of God, is not of God, does not come from him, and will not reach to him. May we carefully watch ourselves in this matter; and seek the testimony of our consciences, under the teaching of the Holy Spirit, that as of sincerity, so speak we in Christ and of Christ.
… MANY LEADERS ACT AS IF THE SHEEP ARE THERE ONLY FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE SHEPHERD. IN PERSONAL RELATIONSHIP, LEADERSHIP EXPECTATIONS OF MUTUAL RESPECT, LOVING CARE, SELF-SACRIFICES, AND OPENNESS ARE OFTEN UNDERMINDED WHEN AS PRIDE, FEAR, AND INDIFFERENCE REPLACE INTIMACY W/ISOLATION, THAT’S THE BAD NEWS.
THE GOOD NEWS IS THAT THERE IS A BETTER WAY. THERE IS ONE PERFECT LEADERSHIP MODEL YOU CAN TRUST, HIS NAME IS JESUS. AMEN
THERE IS A WAY TO LEAD THAT HONOR GOD AND RESTORES HEALTH AND EFFECTIVENESS TO ORGANIZATIONS AND RELATIONSHIPS. IT IS THE WAY TO SERVE, RATHER THAN BE SERVED. AS YOU BEGIN YOUR JOURNEY OF LEADING LIKE JESUS …
AM I A LEADER?
AM I WILLING TO FOLLOW JESUS AS MY LEADERSHIP ROLE MODEL?
HOW DO I LEAD LIKE JESUS?