Perhaps the title of the post is really an answer to the question, “Why do we lead?”
A number of answers could be given to the question, and we must all examine the answers that one might give. Here are a few possibilities:
There are those who lead for the power. They simply want authority over others to direct and guide their movement.
Some lead out of a crisis. When crisis strikes, individuals are often forced into a position of leadership.
Others lead because no one else will. Sadly, when good and godly leaders do not rise up, others will lead, but it is not always in the right direction.
Still, there are those who lead for the joy of it. They recognize the need, strive to develop godly and Christlike character, and desire to see souls led to Christ. When we combine these three spiritual thoughts, great blessings will follows.
Even Paul referred to those who led with the wrong motives. The challenge for us is to examine why we lead, and learn to lead for the joy of an eternal outcome that is worth the effort.