Some people like being the boss. People with that mentality can be worrisome – especially in connection to the church.
“But Jesus called them to Himself and said, “You know that the rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and those who are great exercise authority over them. Yet it shall not be so among you; but whoever desires to become great among you, let him be your servant.” (Matthew 20:25-26 NKJV)
A boss is not the same thing as a leader. Leaders work with others. Bosses tell others what to do.
Bosses are a part of a hierarchy that never steps back down to the bottom rung of the ladders to help others. They are where they are because they got themselves there. And they thoroughly enjoy it!
The boss mindset won’t work in the church … literally or metaphorically. It may be present, but it exists without the Lord’s approval.
The leader mindset is what it takes: service through example, humility, patience and perseverance. Carrying crosses, giving cups of water, offering words of encouragement and staying loyal to the chief shepherds script is the to-do-list of a leader.
If you like the being boss, you have a problem that can only be solved through the leadership of Jesus.
“And whoever desires to be first among you, let him be your slave—just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many.”” (Matthew 20:27-28 NKJV)