It’s frustrating for leaders when followers don’t follow very well.
Moses was an A+ leader, but those stiff-necked Israelites were D- followers, at best.
They grumbled, they whined, they rebelled.
Leading is tough when you have to hogtie your tribe and drag them, kicking and screaming all the way.
Across a desert.
For forty years.
But what if we flip that thought:
It’s frustrating for followers when leaders don’t lead very well.
What if there are people who would be willing to step out in faith, if only there was someone to take them by the hand and say, “Let’s go!”?
How long before followers are expected to do a little leading?
Jesus’ first words to the disciples were, “Come, follow me.”
His last words were, “Go and make disciples.”
The best leaders still follow…..
and the best followers, lead.
You use words so well! Follow the leader, and lead the follower — 2 different concepts tied together so closely.
On our recent trip to FL, I found myself saying over and over to the boys, “Be a good follower.” In the airport. Down the sidewalk. In the hall of the hotel. I must have read that in your blogs somewhere…but it was a great way to spin the “need” to always be first on its head! Thanks!