I remember when the concept of personal leadership was new to me. I was listening to a speaker on the topic and I started questioning if he was right. Me, a leader? Really? Don’t I need some supervisory title? Some managerial experience?
And then it clicked. Because it’s simple.
If you call yourself a Christian, then you are called to be a disciple and make disciples. It’s a God-given mission. He has given you your assignment. You are empowered by God to lead in your unique place, on a lifelong call of campaigning for Christ. You are to lead people to Christ.
You are called to lead.
So if no one has held your face and looked straight into your eyes and told you yet, let me tell you now: You, my friend, are a leader. You are created and designed to be a leader. You don’t need special schooling, a special ceremony, a certificate, a blog, or a special prayer. You don’t need to apply, and you don’t need to quit your day job. I’ll say it again: If you are reading this, and you are a believer, then you are a leader.
You are a leader of your people. In your home, in your community, in your workplace, in your grocery store. Every unique place you’ve been placed in, you are meant to be leading others to the One.
Assigned as leaders, we are faced with the question, “What does it mean to lead well?” If you and I are leaders — ambassadors for Christ — helping to raise up an army around us, then we must know how to lead well.
While I am no leadership expert, I know the One who is. And so do you. We can learn how to lead well by knowing Jesus.
Why are we not looking into the eyes of one another and saying, “Friend, you are leading. Everywhere you go, you are a leader today and tomorrow. Are you prepared? How can I help you? Let’s pray for each other.”
Why are we not looking into the eyes of the children among us and saying, “Child, you are a leader. Everywhere you go, you are a leader today and tomorrow. Are you prepared? How can I help you? Let’s pray for each other.”
What this world needs is a world full of strong, beautiful, godly leaders. In our homes, in our workplaces, our schools, businesses, and churches. Strong and beautiful godly leaders for our children to witness every day, all day, so they grow up knowing that they are leaders, too. And that, because of your leadership, they already know how to be strong and beautiful godly leaders themselves. It’s who they are created to be.
Woman, it’s who you are.
Written by Amanda Davison