It should be very evident (given the title of this blog), that I have a passion for leadership. The problem is that sometimes leadership gets mistaken with making myself appear more important than I really am. I try to make myself indispensable or make it so that no one can do without me. What I forget is that I am only truly a leader if I am causing others to grow as a result of being with me.
I read this thought on Jon Acuff's blog:
It’s easier to draft than it is to lead, but when you lead, you help somebody else go faster than they ever could have on their own.
Jesus also had something to say about this:
So the last will be first, and the first last. (Matthew 20:16)
I just pray that I will make those around me stronger because of their time with me. I need to remember that God has placed me in the positions that He has, not for my benefit, but for the benefit of others.