Each and every one of us is a leader; we ALL touch the lives of others...no one can argue that. So in doing so should we not treat all of those whose lives we touch as sheep in our flock? Lead them, protect them, feed them, go after them when one strays, etc. Now, I know it is MUCH easier said than done, trust me, I struggle daily with the commandment of "love your enemy", but if we are not at least trying then how can we ever succeed? If you are attempting to win a marathon do you not have to try by training? If you are habitually late and you want to be early, do you not have to set an alarm? Without trying we would likely never reach any of our goals or aspirations.
- Ezekial 34:2-10
Additionally, we can have an impact on each and every individual in which we come in contact with. As reading this...some of you may be thinking that you have no impact on the world. Well, it is my great pleasure to tell you that you are listening to a lie! Whether we realize it or not we are impacting the lives of those around us. Therefore, we should live with integrity and be an example. So instead of dragging our feet as we journey through life we need to exercise self-control for the short time we have with others on this earth and use the time to encourage others and build them up!
- 1 Thessalonians 5:4-11
One of the most important things to remember as you come to realize that you are in fact a leader is to remain humble. Never let pride take over your mind, and more importantly your heart.
- Proverbs 27:21-22