Have you considered the messiness of Jesus’ leadership style? Rather than simply imposing His God-given vision and values on others, Jesus worked, walked and lived with ordinary people. By sharing His life with them and meeting them at their point of need, He taught them by example and through experience. Serving, leading and influencing people was messy and time-consuming for Jesus, just as it is for us. Remember though: We don’t walk alone; Jesus walks with us.
I keep my eyes always on the Lord. With him at my right hand, I will not be shaken.—Psalm 16:8
Prayer: Lord Jesus, thank You for walking with me through the ups and downs of learning to lead like You. When it gets messy, when interruptions come, when I fail, when people resist the vision I believe you’ve given me, remind me that You are with me and focus my eyes on You. I pray in Your name, Amen.