Are you led by the Shepherd?
In order to lead like Jesus, we must become shepherds.
Why would Jesus teach us a parable about shepherds (Learn more by reading John 10:1-21)
While a shepherd might not appear to be of much consequence to the world, he is the friend, protector, and defender of his sheep.
When the Good Shepherd was struck down, He ensured the safety of His sheep. He willingly sacrificed His own life to save the sheep.
Philippians 2:4 gives us the model we should follow:
“Not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others,”
It’s true that leaders must lead. Leaders must cast the vision, set the direction, inspire and motivate, and give orders.
However, the leadership style of Jesus shows us that a leader does much more than that.
A true shepherd-leader knows, serves, and sacrifices for the sheep.
Pray: God, forgive my prideful ways. Let me turn to You as the right example for servant leadership.
This is my Word of Hope for you, my friend.
Reflect on this message:
1. As you read or hear this message, what does it mean to you?
2. What part of it do you have questions about? Ask God to explain it to you.
3. What should you do now to apply this message to your life?