Lead, Follow, or Get Out of the Way – Radio Show Recap
October 3, 2013 by
Blog, Radio Show
We’ve all heard the famous Thomas Paine quote, “Lead, follow, or get out of the way.”
This quote is one example of a leadership mindset. It’s a leadership mindset that is self-centered and ego-driven. We believe that we have all the answers…especially before we have Jesus as the center of our life.
But believe it or not, in this show we learn how we can apply “Lead, follow, or get out of the way” biblically to our spiritual walk. Of course, there’s one small difference.
In our spiritual walk with Christ, this quote turns into, “Lead, follow, AND get out of the way!”
When we are led by Christ, it leads us to life! We are to follow Jesus, and we get out of the way and let Christ shine!
- LEAD – Jesus leads us to the Father with the help of the Helper (the Holy Spirit). Jesus is the leader. God sent Jesus to lead us to Him because He loves us SO much. We know that God is dedicated to His people. He seals us and identifies us as His own. (Seal reference from heavenawaits.com) He has set us apart and shows us that we have worth in His eyes. All of these are signs of a good leader.
- FOLLOW – We follow Jesus because that is what he asked his disciples to do when he selected them and asks us as believers – followers – to do the same.
- GET OUT OF THE WAY – We get out of the way to live more fully in Christ. John the Baptist gave us a great clue in John 3:30 when he said “He must increase, I must decrease.” Jesus was completely committed to doing the will of God, and we must be too. Put our own desires out of the way, and put His first and foremost.
And THAT’S how we can “Lead, follow, or get out of the way” spirtually speaking! Listen to the show on Soundcloud. Don’t forget to check out this show’s Biblical Fact or Fiction regarding what is required of us as followers of God.