I read an interesting verse about King David:
And David knew that the Lord had established him as king over Israel and that his kingdom had been highly exalted for the sake of His people Israel.
“David knew” reminds me of a line from Jesus’ life: Jesus knew that the Father had put all things under His power (John 13:3).
David and Jesus both knew that their positions of leadership were God-granted. And with that knowledge, they both wanted to further expand God’s Kingdom.
They didn’t keep the power for themselves; they didn’t lord it over others; they didn’t hoard the blessings; they didn’t use their leadership for personal gain; they used their God-granted authority to serve others.
They were confidently humble leaders.
If you are in a position of leadership, it’s not for you nor is it because of you. Leadership is from God, through you, to benefit others and to expand His Kingdom.
What do you know about leadership … and what are you doing with it?
UPDATE: This is one of the seed thoughts that went into my book Shepherd Leadership: The Metrics That Really Matter.