You’re Up

When he had washed their feet…, he said to them, “Do you understand what I have done to you? You call me Teacher and Lord, and you are right, for so I am. If have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another’s feet. For I have given you an example.
(John 13:12-15)

Leadership is being on a stage. Where everyone sees you. Going in first.

People are looking to you. They’re expecting you to have the next thing thought out. Looking to you to set the example, to say something brilliant and wise. What example will you set? There isn’t room for stage fright or boring, incomplete, or stuttering remarks.

Leadership is bold, truthful and caring.

Lead from your strengths. Take opportunities to show how what I said is important to me. Don’t be afraid to jump in with my men and lead across. People respect a servant leader, and will remember the times we served side by side. Jesus showed many times that being a leader meant being there for your people and easing their pain. How can I “wash someone’s feet” or ease their pain today and every day?

Father, give me a pure and caring heart. May I be a worthy example and leader. Teach me to be aware of my actions and that I am accountable for what I say, do, and also how I make others feel.

Robb Bippes