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Does this picture describe you in meetings?
One of the greatest requirements of a spiritual leader is that they are present while they lead. So many people are satisfied to live on autopilot. But leaders can't afford to do this... there's too much at stake!
We can never afford to give less than our all. God has entrusted us with people that are so precious to Him that He was willing to give His only son for them. And Jesus sacrificed His very life for them!
We have to do whatever it takes to lead authentically -- from our hearts. We have to engage the people we are serving.
One of the foundations of leadership is credibility. And credibility comes through believability. In order for us to be believable we have to connect with the hearts of those we lead.
Jesus had the amazing ability to connect with His audiences. He was fully present in everything He did. He even engaged while he was on the cross. His statement, "Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing" is proof of this. He could have checked out and simply paid the price, but He chose to be present.
We have to do the same! It is the one of the marks of a true leader.