Leading with Example

Leading with Example

Thursday, May 28

“Do not lord it over those in your charge, but be examples to the flock” (v. 3).

As we were preparing for our football season, two of our best players took the “I know it all” attitude. We talked to them and let them know if they really wanted to be captains of the team, they should lead by example (be on time, run more, yell less, support others). They got it and did it. One of them ended up representing our state in nationals!

Christ is the best shepherd example we have. When he needed to walk, he walked; when he needed to feed, he fed; when he needed to teach, he taught.

Do not permit our knowledge, skills, and experience make us feel more important than others. Help us to be humble, leading by example. By so doing may we be reflections of Christ. Amen.

About the Author

Mario Valdes lives in the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico. For sixteen years he has been involved with Merge, a ministry of Serve Globally that coordinates mission trips in partnership with local churches and communities.

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