Therefore, I have a request for the elders among you. (I ask this as a fellow elder and a witness of Christ’s sufferings, and as one who shares in the glory that is about to be revealed.) I urge the elders: 2 Like shepherds, tend the flock of God among you. Watch over it. Don’t shepherd because you must, but do it voluntarily for God. Don’t shepherd greedily, but do it eagerly. 3 Don’t shepherd by ruling over those entrusted to your care, but become examples to the flock. 4 And when the chief shepherd appears, you will receive an unfading crown of glory. 5 In the same way, I urge you who are younger: accept the authority of the elders. And everyone, clothe yourselves with humility toward each other. God stands against the proud, but he gives favor to the humble. (1 Peter 5:1-5, 12-14, CEB)
Have you ever been a leader in an organization?
Were you asked?
Did you run? And if you ran did you campaign?
And if you ran for a leadership position, why did you do this?
Was it for the power?
Here the author tells us to lead because we can and to look out for others as it is our duty. We don’t do it for honor or prestige. We do it because we have been gifted and have the ability to be a positive impact on the lives of others.
Be humble and allow God to lead through you.