I think I realized sometime during this trip and that is leadership is very important.  Sometime we do not see the effect of the people who are leaders in our lives until we step into another environment.  My leaders have been extremely important in my life and I literally would not know where I would be if it was not for them.  I realize that leadership is hard sometimes because it requires giving of yourself and rarely receiving back but think of the effects of leadership in your life.  So I say this because it made me think about the fact that if we do not have good and healthy leaders, this message about Jesus is not going to go as far as we want it in the world when we think about it in our minds.  My assumption is that you want as many people to come to Christ as possible.  Well, how is this going to happen?  Only through good leadership and discipleship within a community.

The point is that I want to be a better leader than what I have been because I want people to see and know Christ.  I want to affect and disciple people so that they can in return do the same thing. I want this so that this world would know Christ faster than if I was just taking it to them myself which I obviously can’t do and I would get burnt out.  I want the body of Christ to grow and to be healthy and become ready to be the bride.  I want people to be within a healthy community so that they can be transparent and vulnerable and know that somebody loves them and is family.  I am going to be making a bettor effort to be the leader that God has called me to be.  I will make myself available to people, speak into lives, and disciple to the best of my ability.  Will you join me?

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