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Davidisms: A Leader's Job Is to Serve Others, Not Use Others

Whether you realize it or not, you are most likely a leader in some way or another. Leadership is simply influence. If you have influence over anyone - as a parent, co-worker, coach, manager, friend - then you are indeed a leader.


As a leader, here’s your job description: to serve others, not use others. And here’s a question all leaders should be asking themselves daily: How am I serving the people I am leading?


Consider the leadership style of Jesus, the Savior of the world. “For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many” (Mark 10:45).


Jesus was a servant leader. He came to earth not to use others for his own gain, but instead to serve them.


Why is this significant? Because in today’s society, too many leaders use their followers for their own purposes. Self-aggrandizement. Self-promotion. Financial gain.


That’s why Jesus washed his disciples’ feet. To show others the heart of a servant leader in action (John 13:1-13).


When led by a servant leader, followers will do anything they can to help the leader succeed!


Because they know how much the leader cares for them and wants to serve - not use - them.

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