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Be the Example

Posted by justinbrownlee on January 22nd, 2013 at 10:24 am

I read this quote the other day:

“Aim to be an example that people can aspire to, while still being a person that people can relate to.”

In a nutshell, this is leadership.

Jesus is one that we aspire to be like, and He is also someone that we can relate to.

Many great leaders are easy to aspire to be like. Some have great poise. Others use great words. Most have the ability to get people into action and make a difference.

The problem is that many great leaders set themselves apart from their followers. And that makes them hard to relate to.

That’s not Jesus.

We should always remember that no matter our influence, the people we influence want to relate with us. That’s why we have relationships.

Paul tells Timothy in 1 Timothy 4:12, “Let no man despise thy youth; but be thou an example of the believers, in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity.”

Also… 1 Peter 5:3 “…be examples to the flock”

Great words for all young (or young at heart) leaders.

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