As I said…a central theme, a bull horn message, a “God wants my attention”–listen up word about reputation.
He (Jesus) MADE HIMSELF, a man on no reputation, TAKING ON the very nature of a SERVANT. Phil 2:7
“I have come to believe that true Christian leadership is an ongoing, disciplined practice of becoming a person of no reputation, thus becoming more like Christ in this unique way”
Mr Scott quotes Henri Nouwen who says “I am deeply convinced that the Christian leader of the future is called to be COMPLETELY IRRELEVANT and to stand in this world with NOTHING TO OFFER but his or her own vulnerable self”
It seems kind of funny to think that I spent so many years trying to get HEALED of my broken self worth, only to discover that when it’s all been said and it’s all been done….MY SELF WORTH is meaningless.
Jesus, not only DETERMINED to press past thoughts and focus on His own self worth, the Bible says He MADE HIMSELF a man on no reputation.
How do you think He did that?
I mean He was famous, talked about, written about, hated and loved.
He spoke publicly to big crowds. He used Fish as cash withdraw machines and boats as beds.
He created public scenes. He revealed children as heros and leaders as liars. That caused some talk.
What was it about Jesus that empowered Him to be a Leader and a Servant all at once?
I would love to hear your thoughts….
How does that look in YOUR life??
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