Jesus taught us, “Go and sit in the lowest place, so that when your host comes he may say to you, ‘Friend, move up higher.’ Then you will be honored in the presence of all who sit at table with you. For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted.” (Luke 14:10-11, ESV) 

Jesus is not giving us a strategy for success. He is giving us a leadership lesson — more than a life lesson – he is providing the path to greatness. He is showing us what he knew by personal experience: the joy and honor of life is found not in people’s approvals or our achievements but by rejoicing to promote the greatness of God – LIFE.  

How blessed we are that we can know him and serve him by inviting others to join us in this love relationship — that is true greatness! That is the wellspring of joy that washes away discouragement.

Ironically, it is soul satisfaction in Jesus that is the source of true ministry success that advances God’s kingdom on earth.

What are the AREAs where we need to lead today? 

  • Love for Life
  • Meaning of  Marriage
  • Focus of  Faith
  • Governing Government
  • Bravery in Business
  • Encouraging Education
  • Praying for Protection


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