Leading others begins with rightly leading ourselves. How could it be any other way? Hence the importance of spending time alone with Jesus to prepare ourselves to lead. As we bring ourselves to the Lord, He reshapes our motivations and perspective on life; our words and actions and habits begin to reflect His values and priorities. This is the starting point for any and all influence we have with others. If you desire to be influential in the lives of others, start by investing in your relationship with God. Allow Him to shape you into a leader who leads others well.
Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me. —Psalm 51:10
Prayer: God, shine Your light into my heart today and show me what You see. Where do You want to remake me? Use Your Word and Your Spirit to shape me into a living reflection of Jesus, in whose name I pray and lead. Amen.