“He that cannot obey, cannot command.” Benjamin Franklin
In a recent lectureship I was reminded of one of the first rules in leadership…be a good follower. Among all the qualities leaders must possess, they must know how to be a follower. How else will they know how to lead followers?
Spiritual leadership is about following Christ. Scripture is clear about the purpose behind the example left by Jesus. We are to follow in His footsteps.
He gave an example of servant leadership to the apostles. It is an example worthy of all to follow who would lead others.
When we follow Christ we provide an example for others to follow. Paul wrote; “be an imitator of me as I am of Christ.”
How can we fill the role of leadership and have others follow us if we do not know how to follow the Chief Shepherd?
If we want to lead others, then learn to be a good follower.