“Be imitators of me, as I am of Christ.”
1 Corinthians 11:1 ESV
This week at TJC we are looking at how to achieve victory as leaders in the Kingdom.
It was the first day of a new training course when I met the man who would be my new boss. I was a little nervous, not knowing what to expect. I was immediately put at ease by how my boss greeted me. He was warm, excited to get to know me, and it was clear he loved what he did and wanted to invite me into it. He insisted on buying me dinner that night so that he could get to know me more. I knew from that first day that this would be a man I would seek mentorship from eagerly, because I hoped to be like him.
Over the next three years my admiration for him only grew. My co-workers and I bonded and thrived in the work environment my boss promoted. He celebrated my triumphs with me joyfully, and he called me to account when I messed up. My boss was a regular source of inspiration and motivation, and if I’m ever in a supervisor position I would want to follow his example.
As we grow from ordinary men into victorious Kingdom leaders, an example to follow is of incredible importance. The greatest example we can follow in this life is the example of Jesus Christ. You must first be an imitator of greatness in order to lead others well. In 1 Corinthians the apostle Paul calls others to imitate him, not because he is great, but because he is imitating Jesus.
Daily Battle Order:
Kingdom Man, you are called to be a leader: in your home, at work, at church, and in your community. You can choose to lead from your merits, or from Christ’s example. Imitate Christ and challenge others to follow.