I’m working on the message for Sunday for our “influence” series. The series is about learning to lead/influence like Jesus. I was thoroughly burned out by leadership conferences, books, talks, and conversations in the 1990’s and early 2000’s. I appreciated the growth as a leader, but I am thankful that God led me to focus on becoming a better follower. I like how Paul, in the New Testament, sums up his leadership strategy: “Follow my example, as I follow the example of Christ.” – 1 Corinthians 11:1. Christian leadership is following Jesus and learning to lead people to follow Jesus. Any.ways, my hope is that our series will have this tone to it. You can check out one of the talks and see the rest of the series HERE.
As I think about those who have influenced me to follow Jesus and grow as a person, I am filled with gratitude.
What if each of us looked outward and considered how we might be able to encourage and invest in even one other person?