Shepherd and guide and protect the flock of God among you, exercising oversight not under compulsion, but voluntarily, according to the will of God.
- 1 Peter 5:2
If you were born to lead, your “flock” will always appear.
God wants us to lead as a Shepherd, not a boss!
The Shepherd is enthusiastic to serve and is always wanting others to grow.
The “boss” sees the tasks, but not the people.
Authority with no love is control. Love with no authority makes a helper not a leader.
If you have a natural desire to connect people or encourage others to find their gifts, you have a Shepherding gift that the body of Christ needs!
TODAY: [Leaders] be examples to the flock And when the Chief Shepherd (Christ) appears, you will receive the unfading crown of glory. 1 Peter 5:4