Leadership: What’s the big deal?

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Hello, again! It’s been a while since I’ve posted, so it’s time to catch up. Last week I went to TeenPact, a 4-day camp that teaches about leadership by teaching about state government. It was completely new for me, but as the week moved forward, I became more and more comfortable with it. It really was a lot of fun. I was able to make friends who think like I do, and I learned some things that I didn’t know before.

Like I said, it is a camp teaching Leadership. I believe that God has called us to be leaders. As Christians, we have this responsibility. During the camp, elections are held for governor and senators. I was one of the senators who was elected. All that really means is that I had to give a speech at the ‘graduation’ on Thursday. I knew I wanted to talk about leadership, but the value of leadership didn’t reveal itself to me until I began preparations for the speech.

While looking for a verse to use, I came across Luke 22: 25-27, it reads:

“And he said to them, “The kings of the Gentiles exercise lordship over them, and those in authority over them are called benefactors. But not so with you. Rather, let the greatest among you become as the youngest, and the leader as one who serves. For who is the greater, one who reclines at table or one who serves? Is it not the one who reclines at table? But I am among you as the one who serves.”

What does this mean? Well, the leaders of the world (Gentiles) hold their power over the heads of their subjects, they make it all about themselves. But Jesus says that our leaders should be young and servants, not kings and lords. He tells us to be servant leaders. To lead by example, and to let our example be putting others before ourselves.

I’m not going to go really deep into this, I think that you guys need to do that yourselves. I encourage you to read the section of Luke that I took my speech from.

I pray that we all choose to lead, all of us.

Until next time,

~Wyatt

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