Leadership Lessons Learned From Jesus
Read Matthew 14:10-21 (NKJV)
Many times, our biggest leadership challenges will come up when we are down.
- If we don’t continue to minister to others when we need to be ministered to, we won’t move past needing to be needed.
- There is a time for both, but the Bible tells us it is more blessed to give than to receive. (Acts 20:35, NKJV)
- Jesus was looking to retreat and grieve yet, we see him move (compassion) and minister.
- One of the main differences in a leader and a follower is how they respond under pressure.
True leadership is proved when things are toughest not when things are great.
- Even when we have bad days, we still have to be compassionate and attempt to help the needs of those who are hurting.
- Anybody can be up when everything is great, but it’s how we respond when things are at the toughest that makes us true leaders. (Matt. 20:27-28, NKJV; 20:26-28, NLT)
How can we give when we really need to get? (How can we minister when we really need to be ministered to?)
- Compassion – feeling the hurts of others. (Matt. 14:14, NKJV)
- Because we have been ministered to. (2 Cor. 1:2-4, NKJV; 1 Cor. 12:1, AMP)
- Because we always receive back more than we can ever give.