“It takes a village to raise a child.” Regardless of whether we agree or disagree, one thought is clear, each part is connected and contributes value to the development of the whole, including our leadership.
Followers need leaders and leaders need followers. Within this dynamic, each relies on the other to fill specific gaps that develop greater relationships.
God designed the church with the same understanding. Romans 12 and 1 Corinthians 12 guide us to see that the church consists of numerous individuals who possess a variety of gifts. One gift is not greater than another, one person is not more valuable than another, and the proper function of the whole requires each to exercise their ability accordingly.
Consider what would happen if every person focused on using their ability in this way, not measuring themselves by others, or striving to be someone else, or criticizing others because their ability is perceived as greater.
We might just provide an atmosphere that invites others to find a place where they belong and can use their abilities to the glory of God.
Isn’t that what God intended for the church.