To lead like Jesus requires one thing—love. That has to be the supreme. It’s the highest of virtues. Everything else will fail. Even faith and hope will be subservient to love. It’s the fulfilling of the law. You’re never more like Jesus. And when you lead with love, when you show love to the hurting, the poor, the broken, the disenfranchised.
Those that have suffered prejudice, those that have been rejected, abused, you show love to them, you are being like Jesus, you are leading like Jesus. And of course, the response is you got to be strong. How about strong love then? How about having love that is strong? It’s not weak, and it won’t fail when people reject you or criticize you.
A love that is consistent and persistent. A love that doesn’t stop loving. It keeps believing the best for others. That’s the leadership model of Jesus Christ. There’s never going to be a leader that is great as he is. So, why don’t we follow in his steps? And no matter what level of authority we have, whether it’s in business, the corporate world, or in church, whatever level of authority we think we have, It’s nothing compared to the leadership authority of our Lord Jesus Christ.
The more we absorb his love, the more we could lead like Jesus. And that implies a few things. If we’re going to love and lead with love, it implies that we’re gonna be healed and some of us lead out of woundings. We lead from a place of needing something from people but Jesus, whether he was applauded or whether he was crucified, he still loved.