There are many different kinds of leadership roles. Anybody can lead—no title, no authority required.
But some leadership roles aren’t just about example and persuasion. They are intimately linked with rulership (that’s not supposed to be a scary word!).
In other words, this leadership is not an activity, it’s a responsibility.
These five points apply to a governing role (i.e. a Christian husband) even though they’re probably still applicable to other kinds of leadership too.
As the head of the house, being a leader isn’t optional—it’s just a matter of what kind of leader you are. (Tweet this)
Originally published in 2013. Bringing it forward for new eyes!
A Good Leader Leads by Example
He does what he expects others to do and holds the same standards for himself as for other people.
A Good Leader Leads the Way
He doesn’t only go there himself but he leads others there. He goes before them, making a way for them.
A Good Leader Leads
There’s a reason we use the word leader. If a leader operated by driving those under his leadership he’d be a driver not a leader. (Tweet this)
A Good Leader Understands His Role
He knows who and what he is, what he’s supposed to do, and why he’s here. As a result, his actions are consistent and effective.
A Good Leader Has a Goal Other Than Himself
This may be the most important of all. It’s not all about you. Yes, you’re special. Yes, you’re important. Yes, you’re the head of the house. Yes, you’re the head of the wife. Yes, you’re in charge. Yes, you’re the boss. Yes, you’re supposed to be respected and obeyed (as well as loved and honored). But it’s not about you. If you thought it was, you missed your calling. You weren’t meant to be a husband or father . . . or Christian.
Leadership in the family is not about fixing everything so that it pleases you and suits your tastes. It’s not about making sure everybody does what makes you happy. Where are you leading your family? If you’re the whole point, you’ve missed the whole point!
Do you know how to lead a family?