Encouragement for your daily walk with God
Where do you look for a leader? In some cultures, if you are born into the right family or caste system, you are a prime candidate. In our culture, we often look to the Ivy Leaguers — the Harvard or Yale Law School graduates — who spent years learning the ways of diplomacy.
Just after World War II, the Cold War was really hot. When America, at that time, looked for a leader, they turned to a general, Dwight D. Eisenhower, who commanded our troops during the war.
When the economy is in the tank, people look to astute economists or businessmen for leadership. Intellectuals, soldiers, business people, they all get chosen to rule. But there is one class of people never chosen — SERVANTS.
That’s exactly where Jesus turned leadership theory on its head. He took twelve guys that no one would suspect of being leaders, and challenged them to first become servants, like Himself. Then, He told them that on a future day, they would judge the tribes of Israel.
Being a servant is not easy. Jesus and His disciples faced hard and difficult days. Christ followers should expect no less. The most important questions I have to answer are: Whose kingdom do I live for? and, Which kingdom wins in the end?
You will need the Spirit’s power and the mind of Christ to take the role of a servant. It’s difficult to be a true servant. That’s why so many people want to be leaders!
Now you are those who remained with Me in My trials. So I give to you, just as My Father gave to Me, a kingdom. You will eat and drink at My table in My kingdom, and you will sit upon twelve thrones judging the tribes of Israel. Luke 22.28-30