Leadership Lessons Daily: Day 355

Scripture Passage: Matthew 9:10-13

Leaders Are Like Magnets and They Attract to Themselves the Very People They Are Called to Serve

The Bible says, “And it came to pass, as Jesus sat at meat in the house, behold, many publicans and sinners came and sat down with him and his disciples. And when the Pharisees saw it, they said unto his disciples, Why eateth your Master with publicans and sinners? But when Jesus heard that, he said unto them, They that be whole need not a physician, but they that are sick. But go ye and learn what that meaneth, I will have mercy, and not sacrifice: for I am not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.”

The lesson here is this; Leaders are like magnets and they attract to themselves the very people they are called to serve. No leader is sent to everyone. But every leader carries a vision for a specific group of people. Usually, leaders find that they easily attract those that they are called to serve. This was true in the ministry of Jesus and He was very often found in the company of those He came to serve. He knew He was there to serve them and so when the Pharisees accused Him of eating with those they described as publicans and sinners, He was not the least bit apologetic. He knew His place; He knew His target audience and stayed put. A leader who is all over the place trying to be everything to everyone will be spread out too thin to make any impact on anyone. The leader who will make a mark must identify those to whom he is sent. And he does this by observing the kind of people he attracts to himself. Who are they and what do they have in common?

Prayer: Father, connect me to those I am called to serve.

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