Jesus’ perspective on leadership is eminently practical. If He saw someone in need, He met their need. Consider the man waiting to be healed beside the pool of Bethesda. Discerning that the man was willing to allow Jesus to help him, Jesus spoke directly to his need. When Jesus’ disciples initiated a theological discussion regarding a man’s blindness in John 9, Jesus was not content to leave the man blind when He had it in His power to heal him. Leading like Jesus is more than a philosophy or abstract theory; it means that we become personally involved in making a difference in other people’s lives.
When Jesus saw him lying there and learned that he had been in this condition for a long time, he asked him, “Do you want to get well?”—John 5:6
Prayer: Jesus, may my leadership be more than words as I follow Your example and take action to make a practical difference in people’s lives. In Your name, Amen.