There are so many people out there trying to raise up the next generation of leaders.  Our culture has no shortage of people who talk about leadership.  There's management leadership, sports leadership, music leadership, there's a pamphlet on leadership for almost everyone. 

But you know what is true about self differentiated leaders?  They back up what they preach!

Jesus was a master.  In Matthew 11, John the Baptist sent his disciples to see if Jesus was Really the one they were looking for. Jesus responds, "Go back and report to John what you hear and see: The blind receive sight, the lame walk, those who have leprosy are cured, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, and the good news is preached to the poor. Blessed is the man who does not fall away on account of me." (Matthew 11:2-6)

It's the bottom line. 

Anybody can talk a good game. 
Anybody can dress the part.

But when Jesus sends John's followers back, He basically says, go tell John that I'm doing all the things the Messiah has been talked about for generations.  I am doing the things no one can do.  I am bringing people closer to the Kingdom of God prophesied centuries earlier.

I guess when I read that section this morning, I just started thinking about how many times leaders need not attend another conference.
They don't need any kind of strange emotional motivation.
Leaders need to just say, 'Look at my actions.  If that's worth following, then come and follow.'

I love being a part of a team of people who see this as a necessary part of life.
I love being with leaders who can go out and lead people without too much coddling.
I love hanging with leaders who can walk through hard conversations, and then go live life together. 

I'm blessed to get to do what I do. 

Thanks for praying. 
Thanks for reading.
Thanks for continuing to make this place a special online community where people can share honestly. 

To God be the Glory.

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