Every car needs a trailer hitch. Not because you have to haul around copious amounts of cargo on a regular basis, but because you never know when you might need to. I put a hitch on my latest car because I thought I would be moving my college aged kids to and fro. I’ve only used it twice and one of those times was for straw bales, not college aged kid’s stuff. But it was there when I needed it. It was ready to pull whatever load I needed transported for a time.
The same should be said of us as women of faith, we’re there when we’re needed. Are you ready to be a trailer hitch to someone?
Think about it. A hitch:
- It pulls something along that can’t make it on its own
- It carries a load
- It transports something to a better destination
- It leads the way,protecting the load
How about you? Are you a trailer hitch to someone?
We all lead someone. Whether in our workplace, home, church, or community. Everyone is a leader.
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Leading is influence and how we lead will determine the impact of our influence. Leading is not about having others follow you wherever you go and whatever you do. Leading is about bringing others along into their full potential.
There are good leaders and bad leaders in this world and in our lives. Maybe you have a bad leader for a boss. Maybe you had a bad leader in your family growing up. Maybe you followed what you thought was a good leader in your church only to find out later that they weren’t so good after all. We can all pick out the the bad leaders in our lives. But we can’t always see the good ones. Look for one who is like that trailer hitch, and then watch and learn:
- A good leader pulls someone along who can’t yet make it on their own
- A good leader carries a load
- A good leader transports others to a better destination
- A good leader leads the way, protecting the people who follow
Jesus was a good leader. In fact, He was the perfect leader. He was a trailer hitch leader to anyone who followed Him. He led a group of disciples for three and a half years. He led thousands of people to turn to God. And He did it because that was part of God’s plan.
God’s plan is for you to be a good leader for those in your life. God plan is for you to lead those in your life to Him, just as Jesus did. You won’t be as perfect of a leader as Jesus was, but if you follow His example, you can’t go wrong. You can be a trailer hitch to someone. You can start today. Because our world needs good leaders.
What about you?
Do you not think of yourself as a leader?
If you do, who are the people in your life that you are currently leading?
Are you a good leader, or a bad leader?
Who in your life really needs you to be a trailer hitch for them right now?
Lead like Jesus today.