Do you recall as a child playing follow the leader? The idea was to mimic the antics of the person in front of you in the line of boys and girls winding through the neighborhood. Being a follower was all right but being the leader was the most fun. Creating imaginative routes and task for everyone else to copy.
In real life, great leaders are rare. Often men and women are elected or appointed to leadership positions but then falter or fail to act due to the influence of the people or something of the world. Others abuse their power to satisfy their egos. Crushing or quenching the ones in their way and often squandering resources. Without faithful, ethical and effective leaders people often wander in the wilderness due to the lack of Godly direction.
Being a leader is not about being out front. Nor, is it about a position of power. It is about placing others in front of ourselves and learning to follow the direction of God for the best interest of the people. Jesus Christ taught this, all too well. Learning to be leader starts at the feet of Jesus and then following the guidance of the Holy Spirit while standing on the principles of God…amen
“When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice; But when a wicked man rules, the people groan.” Proverb 29:2
James A. Harrison