October 20, 2012

One Life...One Chance

It's a word that scares some people, and yet for others it's something that just seems to come naturally. For some, organizing people, putting on events, and being "in charge" is totally their thing, and then there are those who would rather just follow the leader.

Recently I've come to realize an important thing about leadership. It doesn't just come with being a certain position of authority or having a certain personality, it's a lifestyle. Whether you like it or not, you are leading people by the way you live. As Christians, people watch the way we act, how we talk, and even how we dress. Yikes...that's kind of a lot of pressure if you ask me! Even if you are the type of person who is scared out of your mind by the thought of having to lead something, people are watching you. Not in a creepy sort of way, but I think you know what I mean. Your younger siblings, that neighbor girl across the street, those you come in contact with throughout the day...they are looking to see if you really live out this "Christian-thing" you claim to have.

You don't have to be in a position of "importance" to lead. As Christians, we have the responsibility to not only proclaim that we love the Lord, but then to show that to be true by our actions. People take note when they see us living a life that is different from that of the world. We only have one life. And that one life has one purpose - to glorify God. How are we handling that responsibility? Leadership isn't just a position...it's a lifestyle.

1 Corinthians 10:31
So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.


  1. What an encouraging lesson on leadership, Rebekah! To tell you the truth, I've never really thought of it that way before until I read your post. :) Thank-you for sharing this lesson with us.

  2. Such beautiful photos, as always! :)
    Hope you are well.

  3. How insightful, Rebekah! I agree with Nela; I'd never put leadership and Christian example together that way before.

    I listen to an awesome leadership podcast, "This is Your Life" by Michael Hyatt, that I think you might enjoy. He's also got a fabulous blog at http://michaelhyatt.com/

    Best Wishes,

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