Jesus is our perfect example of a true leader. Jesus was very concerned about people in all three categories: mind, body and spirit. He was a true representative of the Kingdom. True leaders concern themselves with the people's needs. They don't distance themselves from the people. Often when religious leaders gain a large following, and put themselves up as pastors, prophets, apostles and evangelists, they lose touch with those who are poor financially, spiritually and intellectually. The church as we know it in the United States has lost concern for its real mission--preaching the kingdom to the poor in spirit, while feeding the poor in body and mind. Jesus was a perfect example while He was here on earth. Then great multitudes came to Him, having with them the lame, blind, mute, maimed, and many others; and they laid them down at Jesus’ feet, and He healed them. True leaders go out of their way for their people. They don't have what they call an "armor bearer". We are not in a war. Jesus resisted the devil with the Word of God ...It is written, "Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God'.
Jesus, being the king He was, showed concern for the people as they followed Him while He was teaching them the kingdom. When they became physically hungry, He showed concern and did something about it. Now Jesus called His disciples to Himself and said, “I have compassion on the multitude, because they have now continued with Me three days and have nothing to eat. And I do not want to send them away hungry, lest they faint on the way.” The people were hungry for the Word to the point they stayed with Him for three days without physical food. That is what I call "seeking the Kingdom". But King Jesus knew they needed physical nourishment. Keep in mind, Jesus had access to His Father's riches. People who are rich often keep their money in safes, bonds, bands, etc. They are what we call hoarders. They keep it to themselves. True leaders realize that they have access not ownership.
A. Leadership is not about having power over people; it is about empowering people.
B. Leadership is not about controlling others; it is about serving them.
C. Leadership is not about doing; it is about becoming a person of noble aspirations.
My questions to you are: Will you be a leader of conviction? Will you be a leader of character, who truly cares about God's people?
Remember, you will give an account for every word. But I say to you that for every idle word men may speak, they will give account of it in the day of judgment.
Matthew 15:30 Matthew 4:4 Matthew 15:32 Matthew 12:36