Servant Leader

The greatest among you must be a servant.
Matthew 23:11

The purpose of Christ-centered recovery is not to get people well so that they can then go off and lead happy, comfortable, well-adjusted lives. The purpose of Christ-centered recovery is not to focus on the negative, not on the action that should be stopped, but on the more positive changes being made in us. The purpose of Christ-centered recovery in never in the negative of stopping something. The purpose of Christ-centered recovery is about changing our purpose from one of selfishness to one of service to Christ and others.

Christ is calling each of us to be leaders and to help grow new leaders. Christ is also calling us to go beyond the world’s view of what a leader is. In Christ-centered recovery, we are to be servant leaders. Being a servant leader means that we serve God and others with humility and grace. We step back, out of the limelight, so that others can step forward. We model to others what it means to serve without needing to be in control.

The fruit of our labor in Christ-centered recovery is other servant leaders. God is using the most broken to bring the brightest light into this dark world. No matter how far down we have been, Christ gives purpose and meaning to us. Our worst hurt is our greatest ministry. We learn to lead through our brokenness.

Written by Jackell

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Heavenly Father, I want to lead like Your Son lead His disciples. I want to lead with humility, grace, and understanding. Help me to step back in leadership so others have the opportunity to step forward. I only want to lead out of love for others. Help me to see what being a servant leader is all about. I pray all this in Your Son’s name, Jesus Christ. Amen.

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