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Servant Leadership

“Now that I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also should wash one another’s feet.”

– John 13:14

What do you think about when you hear the phrase “love your enemies”? If you’re like me, it’s possible that you ask yourself the question, “Do I really have enemies?” If you’re a Christian and one who is serious about your walk with God, it may feel strange to define people as enemies — especially if you are trying to live at peace with everyone. But what happens if you replace the word enemies in that question with competitors. How do you love your competitors? More often than not in our modern world, we are dealing not with people who are out to get us specifically, but with those who are out for their own gain. They view everyone in the world as a competitor, and that includes you.

Very frequently, we encounter competitors in our workplaces, because nowhere else is there as much of a perceived need for one person to get ahead and outshine everyone. Insecurity runs rampant in our world today, and the epidemic is seen most clearly in organizations and corporations. That said, it’s always tempting to jump on the bandwagon and posture for status and position. Even if it means throwing someone under the bus. However, the beauty of being a follower of Jesus is that there truly is a better and more excellent way. 

Friend, servant leadership has the power to overcome the damaging effects of competition and insecurity like nothing else in this world. As you choose to lead, not with inspiring words or from a high position, but through your actions of love and acceptance, you inherit true authority. Influence becomes you when you stop competing and choose to humbly serve instead. When you lay down anger, vengeance, and judgment and replace them with patience, forgiveness, and mercy, you become the salt of the earth. Your flavor begins to season your workplace, and has the power to potentially transform your entire organization. Isn’t that wonderful news? 

Prayer


Jesus, I want to be a servant leader who washes the feet of those around me. Humble my heart and use me to make the world a better place.

Reflection


Are you a servant leader? What does servant leadership mean to you?

If you’re unable to attend your local church or need some additional weekly inspiration, be sure to tune into Hour of Power every Saturday night at 6:30 p.m. PT on TBN or watch online at hourofpower.org/episode.  

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  1. Hello Pastor Bobby and all the Hour of Power Family. I just read the latest message that you sent. As always a real Blessing. I feel so connected to your ministry through the Holy Spirit. It is a true honor and privilege to donate and help support your ministry. Blessings to each and every one. R Ken Howell

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