Follow the Leader
As a Christian, do you have a "spiritual mentor" or have you accepted the responsibility to become one? Why? or Why not?
The model of Christian leadership is Jesus Christ. There were numbers of men and women who followed Christ's example. Each had the responsibility to pass on their desire, knowledge, and experience to others. Discipleship!!!
The role of a disciple was not appointed to someone just because they were a warm body and accepted Christ. He or she bore the "fruit" of Christ's presence in their lives. No, they were not perfect, but did exemplify the characteristics of Christ so that others would achieve the same.
Who, other than a pastor, has exemplified the character of Christ in your life? What have you gleaned from him or her? Have you changed? Are you passing it on?
James 1:21-22 "Therefore, putting aside all filthiness and all that remains of wickedness, in humility receive the word implanted, which is able to save your souls. 22 But prove yourselves doers of the word, and not merely hearers who delude themselves."
To delude oneself is to impose or accept a misleading belief upon oneself. If you are leaning on your own understanding of how it is to be "Christian" or leaning on inexperienced Christians, be careful. You may be misleading yourself and others. This is like taking on a new job without understanding how to do it or being mentored by someone who does not have experience.
In the career of public safety, you could get killed or kill someone else if this mentality is practiced. Why do it you your Christian walk? Follow the scripture. Get discipled or become a disciple one if God is calling you.
Choose your leadership wisely! We all must grow and lean on God's direction in the process. A trusting relationship with God and Biblical knowledge is your first step.