As people who influence others, leaders must choose a philosophy of life that they draw from as they influence. Isaiah 49:1-3 talks about one option and is the primary mission of every Christian leader in any field of work or family – to reflect God’s glory.
The Mission and Vision of a Leader
Leaders must give their lives to causes that count. They must sense that what they do matters to God. Only then will they feel deep satisfaction for their work. Isaiah 49:1-3 speaks some incredible words about the Messiah’s mission as a Leader:
– He was called from His mother’s womb (v. 1).
– He was gifted with specific resources (v. 2).
– He was protected supernaturally by God (v. 2).
– He was given a particular divine mission (v. 2).
– He was ordained to reflect God’s glory (v. 3).
While any leader might well covet these descriptions, only in the life of the Messiah, God’s servant sent from heaven to redeem earth, were they perfectly fulfilled. Yet they serve as a model for us as we pursue our God-given mission and vision.
(Taken from reading the @YouVersion plan ‘The Maxwell Leadership Reading Plan’. Check it out here: http://bible.com/r/GE)