Leadership is not for everyone, but the reality is that we are all a leader in some capacity. Leading means exposure, and real exposure is the mark of a good leader. Leadership can be seen in many different facets of life: parenting, marriage, ministry, work-place, community… we are all a leader somewhere. The exposure that results in good leadership is not the kind that heaps responsibility on others but the kind that displays dependency on a God who is ready and willing to intersect our pride at every turn. He will strike down the prideful and lift up the humble. Pride is not always outwardly expressed ego—but it is always self-obsession.
“You may think that the situation is hopeless, but God gives us more grace when we turn away from our own interests. That’s why Scripture says, God opposes the proud, but He pours out grace on the humble.”-James 4:6
When we experience humility in our leadership, it is likely we will then feel hopeless. But the truth is that because of the goodness of our God we are showered in grace.
I invite you to examine your leadership today before the Lord. Do you lead with grace and humility? Where is pride rearing its head and causing you to fight against exposure? There is strength and beauty in a humble leader, and He has extended you an invitation to be that today.