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Mike-You ask a tough question and if I were to give you an answer off of the top of my head, I would say, “Certainly, if given the opportunity and asked to lead I would lead just like Joseph, but alas I don’t think that is true. I have heard it said that a really great leader knows how to lead because he learned his leadership craft in serving others. So I think the question should first be, “Have I learned how to serve others with joy even in the dungeon?”

“If the purpose of a thing is not understood abuse is inevitable.” Quote from Myles Monroe author of the book, “Pursuit of Purpose.”

Truthfully it can only be in the role of a servant that one would learn the purpose of leadership and it would take great wisdom to weald that power with an eye for the Big Picture and not ones own personal agenda. Great leaders cannot rule from a place of pain or resentments they may have developed while in servitude. A great leader would have to operate in forgiveness. A great leader would have to be a great servant. I don’t think I’ve been that great of a servant, in fact I’ve been a lousy one.

Grace and peace, she said, with a lot of self-reflection to do during the day.

Ramona

I love your analogy of watering the mustard seed inside of me. We have to cultivate the seed that God puts in our heart. The mustard seed that is my faith. My faith is growing! Slowly but surely. I believe God transforms us in the process. T he joy that comes from serving and blessing others far outweighs any problems we deal with. I think of the kingdom of God like daily living. And you ask if we would trade that for money. Nothing compares with knowing we have an eternal home in heaven. Who would trade that?

I'm not sure how I would react either, Mike..we all no matter how much we want to lead and have a leadership ability, also usually have selfish tendancies and like Ramona said, have to have a servants heart and attitude first..like Jesus in washing of the disciples feet and He(Jesus) stated over and over, that He came to serve not be served..so follow Jesus all the way and we wont go wrong! be blessed.

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