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Lead Differently 4

Lead Differently 4. If you have subscribed to follow Christ, your leadership lifestyle must be different; you must lead differently. Leadership that makes one flaunt authority and dominate others is not permitted in Jesus’s system. Regardless of the environment that you find yourself in, for you to get Jesus’s kind of results, you must do it His way. You can’t mix methods, you can’t use the rules of Basketball to play Football, it won’t work. As you are subscribed to follow kingdom values and follow Christ, you must do it all the way. This includes your approach to leadership and your leadership style. 

We hold power in many forms; some of us hold financial power, and some have social, relationship, intellectual, informational, spiritual, and even parental power. We must not use any of the power we hold to tear down people, instead we should use it to build them up. What is permitted in Jesus’s system is leadership through service because we are in a season of uncertainty. People are confused and complaining and they are going through tough times. When we encounter people, we never truly know the struggles they may be facing, even if they appear fine on the surface. People need direction and compassion that’s why it’s very important that we lead through service. Whatever power or influence that you hold is an opportunity for you to demonstrate Jesus’s kind of leadership. 

In the same way, let your good deeds shine out for all to see, so that everyone will praise your heavenly Father. (Matthew 5:16 NLT)

People without the capacity to serve others sacrificially, eventually abuse power. You must be willing to love and to sacrifice for others so that the power and influence you hold will be in check. People that don’t have the capacity to serve sacrificially tend to think they are more important than others, then entitlement and indulgence sets in. (Judges 9:8-15 NLT)

How did Christ address the leadership deficit problem?

He did it by becoming a personal example, Just like the fig tree, the olive tree and the grape vine (Judges 9:8-15 NLT), Christ sacrificially solved a problem only He could solve and that is the problem of sin. (Mark 10:45 NLT). As a leader, are you using your talents and skills to add value to others? Are you helping to take care of the sin problem? 

An excerpt from the sermon by Pastor Boye Oloyede on Sunday, November 26, 2023

Watch this sermon here