Being A Leader vs. Being In Charge

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Are we leading or are we just in charge?

Sometimes, we leaders have a name plate on our door and a business card in our pocket that identifies us as “large and in charge.” Our authority is conferred upon us by power or position. We worked hard to earn it and we’ll fight hard to keep it.

But Jesus said things would be distinctly different in his Kingdom:

You and I can lead without a title, without a business card and without a degree.

When we learn to lead like Christ led, people will be drawn to follow us just as they followed him.  But make no mistake—they’re not following us, they’re following him.

I am so tempted to believe that I deserve my place on the platform; that I’ve worked long and hard to earn the right to be followed. That may be true in the kingdom of this world, but a better worship leader than I once wrote, “The kingdom of this world has become...the Kingdom of our Lord and of his Christ.”

Lead on, O King Eternal.

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Vince Wilcox

Vince Wilcox

Vince Wilcox is the general manager of the Discover Worship team. As GM, he brings his varied experiences as attorney, marketer, entrepreneur, musician and product creator to help worship leaders acquire resources to glorify God and transform lives. In additional to his duties at Discover Worship, Vince is a part-time Instructor in the Music Business degree program at Trevecca Nazarene University and active in his local church.

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