Someone said “you’re a leader not when you say you are, but when you look behind you and someone’s following.” I wouldn’t disagree, assuming you have an interested audience. On the other hand, I would propose one’s selfless resolve to do right in the face of adversity a leader, with or without followers.
The likes of Napoleon and Custard come to mind when we think of leaders. However, considering their followers ended up on the wrong end of firing squads for retreating, let’s consider a different kind of leader. Christ led not because his conquest was in front of him, but because he unconditionally loved who was behind him, and for no other reason he became the greatest leader of all time.
The Psalmist prayed; “He [makes] me lie down in green pastures, he [leads] me beside quiet waters, he refreshes my soul. He [guides] me along the right paths for his name’s sake. Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are [with me]…”
Consider God’s leadership style; first he lies us down to rest, to get refreshed. Then he leads us, then guides us and finally sets us free to choose our own steps through this chaotic life, but never abandons us.
AHFC began leading this outreach in 2006 with no other motive but to unconditionally love and offer tangible help to as many children as possible in Indonesia. We felt called to do this. Today AHFC has become a pillar of light and refuge for hundreds of needy young lives throughout that region because of your generosity.
I write this particularly to you who have partnered with AHFC through prayer and support. Words are not adequate to thank you for taking a leading roll and becoming an instrumental part of this ministry and family. God is indeed using you for his name’s sake.
Daniel 12:3 “Those who are wise will shine like the brightness for the heavens, and those who lead many to righteousness, like the stars for ever and ever.”
Ps…, Close your eyes for a moment and imagine; now look behind you, you’ll see hundreds of smiling children following with hope in their eyes.