Use or Misuse of Power

Use or Misuse of Power

Human leaders who lead from a sense of power tend to issue orders, expecting those orders to be obeyed by subordinates without question. Isn't it interesting that Jesus, who had ultimate power and authority, chose to lead His followers not from a sense of power but from the basis of humility and love? His power was displayed against evil. But with His followers, He led from relationship, using His power to serve them with life-giving words and acts of service on their behalf. What motivates your words and actions, the world's power-driven model of leadership or Jesus' servant model?

I no longer call you servants, because a servant does not know his master’s business. Instead, I have called you friends, for everything that I learned from my Father I have made known to you.—John 8:26

Prayer: Thank You, Jesus, for calling us Your friends. Teach us to resist the lure of power and to lead as You led, based on relationship and mutual service. In Your name we pray, amen.