Scripture Passage: Matthew 4:23-25
Great Leaders Do Not Seek Fame, But as They Serve People, Fame Pursues and Overtakes Them.
The Bible says, “And Jesus went about all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing all manner of sickness and all manner of disease among the people. And his fame went throughout all Syria: and they brought unto him all sick people that were taken with divers diseases and torments, and those which were possessed with devils, and those which were lunatick, and those that had the palsy; and he healed them. And there followed him great multitudes of people from Galilee, and from Decapolis, and from Jerusalem, and from Judaea, and from beyond Jordan.”
The lesson here is this; Great leaders do not seek fame, but as they serve people, fame pursues and overtakes them. Jesus was not seeking to be famous. He just wanted to serve people. A few times He healed people and told them not to mention it to anyone. However, we see that as He pursued His vision, He quickly became famous. In addition, as His fame spread, His influence grew immensely. Suddenly, He had great multitudes of people following Him of their own volition. You don’t achieve this with a title or position!
Prayer: Father, give me the grace to serve humanity.