Being the shepherd

Written by Dr C Le Roux


A leader ... is like a shepherd. He stays behind the flock, letting the most nimble go out ahead, whereupon the others follow, not realizing that all along they are being directed from behind.

Nelson Mandela


With every privilege in society there is a responsibility. We are called upon to nourish; called upon to touch the hearts of people. Do not forget who you are. Leading is not just about status. You must be plugged into God. What use if you gain the world and lose your soul! So go out and do what you have to do, by being focused and determined.


Creating a path is to ensure other people are following you!

Plant a seed for those who are going to follow you.


Do not waste Godly-given opportunities. Be true to yourself and the others. Do not allow failure to be a killer of your self-esteem. You are not leading on a title.


After going to His people, seeing their needs, and being moved to take action, Jesus turned to His disciples. he could have solved the people's problems Himself, but He chose to empower His Disciples to help. Jesus was a leader who raised up other leaders, and this is the key to the passage. Jesus called His disciples to Him. He would be their equipper, not someone else. He gave His Disciples the authority to act in His behalf.


Be the leader who empowers others to lead. A Shepherd has a heart that cares for his people. Go the extra mile and look after your people.


Know that you are unique and called with a purpose, to be prosperous and successful wherever you go.


Mathew 9:36a - 10(a)

When He saw the crowds, he had compassion on them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd.

Then Hes said to His disciples, "The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field." He called His twelve disciples to Him and gave them authority.

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