Thursday, December 3, 2009

The Art of Followship

We continually remember before our God and Father your work produced by faith, your labor prompted by love, and your endurance inspired by hope in our Lord Jesus Christ. 1 Thessalonians 1:3

How often we forget the work of our leaders. Most of them give of themselves not for their own betterment but as a gift of service. How do we respond when their work fails to meet our expectations? We become critical and even think perhaps someone else would do a better job. We are very quick to identify their weaknesses, and even quicker to make sure we tell them of our knowledge. We think we are supportive when we tell them how they should go about their work.

According to this scripture, we are going about it all wrong. We should be in constant remembrance of the motivation that drives our leaders forward. And we should give thanks for their labors.

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