“Men are governed only by serving them; the rule is without exception.” V. Cousin
I know we have discussed the idea of being a servant leader in previous posts and we cannot emphasize the idea enough.
The power behind this thought is found in the last five words: “the rule is without exception.”
While there are many leadership styles, true spiritual leadership cannot succeed without being a servant of others. There is no exception.
Jesus said; “by this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.” In the context of John 13, Jesus is teaching the necessity of being a servant of one another. Read the first part of the chapter and the lesson Jesus taught by His own example.
The impact of our leadership will be shaped by the way we serve others. If we understand the true definition of Biblical love, we cannot fulfill the new command given by Christ without being a servant.
Lead, but remember this thought.