God is not the top of our priority list. God must be at the center of our lives determining our priority list.
A servant leader will own a decision not because he or she has the wants all the credit for the potential success, but rather because he or she will be own the responsibility for the potential failure.
Serve and be served by others. Some leaders struggle with one end or the other. The servant leader balances both because they see their role is to lead and serve, but in being served by other they build leaders.
A servant leader also sees the value in being a follower.
Servant leaders see the value of others because they must in service to others, developing others, and learning from others.
Why, What, How
Among similar “Why”s and similar “What”s the distinction will always be in the “How.”
Are you allowing the difficult circumstances in your life to be used for “…the greater progress of the Gospel.” Phil1:12
To come after Christ is not enough. He commands us to follow with our cross He calls us to carry.
“The cross is laid on every Christian.” Bonhoeffer
A servant leaders carries his or her cross while helping others carry theirs.
The atheist pulls weeds an unfruitful trees out by the root and says it is all well and good. And when he or she hears of how God has done the same to nations and kings they cry foul. Yet, they believe theses nations and kings, in the end, become nothing but fertilizer for the ground. No foul to be found?
Each week I collect my random reflections, thoughts, and observations on leading, learning, and the church from my week and the weekend’s 4 services. There is no rhyme or reason, it is simply what was on my mind from my previous week…. I call it Pastor Leadership Notebook.