From The Archives – Are you a leader man or servant leader?

One of my favorite things to do on my blog is to dig out from my archives and share some of my posts that get lost in the deep sea of my writing.  It’s also great to use when I don’t feel the Holy Spirit prompting me on anything specific at the moment.  The following post was from November and helped me remember today what having more of Jesus living in me looks like.  Jesus was a servant leader.  He came down, striped himself of his heavenly privileges and served others on this earth, then turned around and died for all in love and selfless obedience to The Father’s will.   When I read what the “servant leader”  many of them truly reflect the heart of Jesus!  Today on my facebook, my status reads, “more of you God, less of me”.  That is often my prayer, and was really on my heart this morning as I spent time with God.  As I long to grow more in Christ and desire to be used for His purposes on this earth, he is constantly reminding me that I must become less and less so he can become more in and through me.  So today, I share this for myself too; Lord  make me more like you; strip away the pride and the selfishness, take away whatever is not of you and fill me with a heart of a servant leader as I am lead by your love and your will for my life.  Amen.

In the midsts of all my growth, I also like to look at the role of the church (since most of us go to one), and see how things get done. I know, I know, this is a loaded discussion, and one in which I haven’t yet started to really pick up a book on, (just found some interesting blogs and websites on the topic). It’s a rather complex topic as I am finding out. So many different ways of “doing church” and believing; (really, we, “the church”,do tend to make things way more complex than really neccessarry) that it can kind of make your head numb if you think about it too much, but I wanted to at least talk about something different here for a change. I found an interesting blog that stole a post from another blog, that stole a post from another blog; so I left a comment on his and said, nice blog, and by the way, I am stealing this too. Enjoy a bit of refreshing change today from all my “profound deepening of the soul, lol”. Oh, and check out his blog too, I find it pretty interesting. I know that I am very much more a Servant Leader today, and thank God for humility, because we all have a little bit of the Leader Man in us, I think.   http://tomorrowschurch.blogspot.com/

LeaderMan: Wants a platform on which to say something

Servant Leader: Has something to say

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LeaderMan: You almost feel you know his family, because he’s your Leader

Servant Leader: You allow him to influence you, because you know his family

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LeaderMan: Wants you to know he’s a Leader

Servant Leader: You’re not sure he knows he’s a leader

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LeaderMan: Loves the idea of the Gospel, and the idea of The Church

Servant Leader: Loves God and the actual individual people God brings across his path

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LeaderMan: A great speaker, but self-described as, “Not really a people person.”

Servant Leader: Makes himself a people person

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LeaderMan: Helps you find where God is leading you in his organization

Servant Leader: Helps you find where God is leading you

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LeaderMan: Gets together with you to talk about his vision

Servant Leader: Just gets together with you

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LeaderMan: Resents “sheep stealing”

Servant Leader: Doesn’t get the “stealing” part, since he doesn’t own anyone to begin with

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LeaderMan: Wants the right people on the bus

Servant Leader: Wants to find the right bus for you, and sit next to you on it

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LeaderMan: Shows you a flow chart

Servant Leader: Shows you his whole heart

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LeaderMan: A visionary who knows what the future looks like

Servant Leader: Knows what your kitchen looks like

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LeaderMan: If it’s worth doing, it worth doing with excellence

Servant Leader: Not exactly sure how to even calculate “worth doing”

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LeaderMan: Talks about confronting one another in love

Servant Leader: Actually confronts you in love

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LeaderMan: Impressed by success and successful people

Servant Leader: Impressed by faithfulness

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LeaderMan: Invests time in you, if you are “key people”

Servant Leader: Wastes time with you

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LeaderMan: Reveals sins of his past

Servant Leader: Reveals sins of his present

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LeaderMan: Gives you things to do

Servant Leader: Gives you freedom

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LeaderMan: Leads because of official position

Servant Leader: Leads in spite of position

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LeaderMan: Deep down, threatened by other Leaders

Servant Leader: Has nothing to lose

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5 thoughts on “From The Archives – Are you a leader man or servant leader?

  1. We don’t have “deacons” at the church where I am member, but we have something similar, which we call “servant leaders.” I hope you don’t mind if I continue the “stealing” trend, and show this to them.

  2. I hate to say the “leader man” reminds myself of me way too much! 🙂 Thanks for your post and your encouraging comment on my blog! I love your Facebook status “More of Him, less of me.” That’s a good one! Jenny

  3. Great Post as always sis and loveley pics(facebook)
    I Forget to tell you, that you have an award from my blog 4 days ago. I would be glad if you could pick up soon.

    Godbless

  4. i been looking at church concepts too–i kind of like the organic type churches concept–havent been able to find something like that here in ohio though–just something i found interesting–blessings
    wendy

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