Leaders Are Not Rulers

The first rule of leadership is do not attempt to rule. Leaders are not rulers. Leaders are leaders. The world needs leaders, not rulers. Rulers are despots, tyrants, dictators, and czars. Leaders are servants.

Jesus is a leader, not a ruler. He leads through love. He leads by showing mercy. He leads in forgiveness and humility. He leads through personal sacrifice of suffering being wronged without seeking revenge. Jesus leads in serving not in being served.

All of the earthly rulers, kings, monarchs and warlords, lead by forcing their subjects to submit. Jesus invites us to be led by Him. He does not force us by fear. He invites us in love.

It is not showing examples of your power that draws people. It is the power of your example. Show people you can lead. They do not need rulers. They need leaders.

Revelation 3:20 Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.