Lead by Example: Shine brightly to inspire others!
Have you ever heard the song “This Little Light of Mine“?
I’m sure most of us have, it’s a song most of us grew up singing in Sunday School.
It’s a sweet song with a really great lesson. It’s about letting your light and your faith shine through in spite of anything that might stand in your way.
As a Christian, it’s what we’re called to do on a daily basis. Let our lights shine so that we might lead others to Christ.
Lead by example.
The truth is, if we all vowed to lead by example, we’d probably do a lot better at sticking to our priorities. You see, when you lead by example, you are forced to practice what you preach.
There can’t be any, “Do as I say, but not as I do.”. That’s not leading by example.
No. In fact, in some cases that’s downright hypocritical. (there are exclusions of course. Obviously you can tell your 4 year old not to touch the stove while you yourself are cooking dinner on it.)
How can you lead by example this week?
- As a Christian? (not a Christian? Lead by example based upon your own beliefs)
- As a parent? (not a parent? What about as a daughter or son?)
- As a friend or coworker?
You can only make change in this world if you are willing to make the effort yourself first.
And…this is important…you must do this selflessly.
When you lead by example, there are no guarantees that you will change anyone’s mind. That you will inspire anyone other than yourself. There is no guarantee that you’ll ever even know if you inspired anyone to make a change.
I’m a firm believer in good intentions and effort though.
Our actions say so much more than our words ever could. Our inactions also speak volumes about what is truly in our hearts and minds.
So this week, let your little light shine, LEAD by example, and see what it does in your life and the lives of those around you.
How can you lead by example to help those around you? Tell me in the comments!