Posted by Jen
Written By my friend, housemate & guest blogger: Cynthia Omega
Often times as believer/Christian we look at our lives and contemplate in what ways and areas we can have more influence. Whether with our families, friends at church, coworkers or even neighbors, we wonder what we can do to become better leaders in God’s Kingdom wherever we are. Though striving to lead well in these areas is a valid pursuit, I believe that we often mistake the true meaning of leadership. If we look at Jesus’ life, He most certainly led with strength, wisdom, and love, but not in the ways that often envision Him leading. As the King of Kings, Son of God, and Great High Priest, one would not expect to find Jesus kneeling on the dirty floor with a towel around His waist washing the feet of His disciples, and yet that is exactly where we found Him. Jesus chose to lead in this way not because he lacked the right to lead in a more prominent position, but rather because He knew that His identity was a servant who led, rather than a leader that happened to serve when it was convenient. How about you, where does your identity lie? Do you find yourself passionately doing the Lord’s work as long as you are given the position and recognition you deserve, or do you choose to humble yourself as a servant in all ways knowing that “ your Father who sees in secret will Himself reward you openly” (Matt 6:4)? Though in choosing this lifestyle we will surely be treated as servants, we will also surely receive a servant’s just reward, eternal glory!