For the New Year

I’d like to share a leadership anecdote that struck me during this Christmas season.

John 1:6-9

6 There was a man sent from God whose name was John. 7 He came as a witness to testify concerning that light, so that through him all might believe. 8 He himself was not the light; he came only as a witness to the light.

9 The true light that gives light to everyone was coming into the world.

The true leaders are the Johns of this earth.  We are not the light. We are only here to witness and testify to the light.  Even the best of us are just vessels of that light.

We get elected to our posts; we win accolades and awards, and we get promoted in our organizations not only because of ourselves.  Rather, we fulfill titles and roles because there is a bigger cause that is needed to be accomplished; there is a mission that is bigger than our lives.

May our year be fruitful and blessed bearing that light.

Source: Sunrise. Retrieved from last January 3, 2011.


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