“If you had known Me, you would have known My Father also; and from now on you know Him and have seen Him.”
“Philip said to Him, “Lord, show us the Father, and it is sufficient for us.”
“Jesus said to him, “Have I been with you so long, and yet you have not known Me, Philip? He who has seen Me has seen the Father; so how can you say, ‘Show us the Father’?”
— John 14:7-9
Could we be so much like Christ that we could confidently say just as He said about the Father:
“If you had known me, you would have known Christ also”;
“He who has seen me has seen the Christ”.
If I desire to lead others, I must start by leading myself. I heard this at an Away Day at work. It’s been on my heart the whole weekend. There are many things I wish I could change – issues around me, other people’s perception and attitudes, the whole world… The list goes on. However, the more you have tried to change others, the more I realise what an impossible task it is. This only leads to frustration. Sometimes, I even see me becoming the things I so badly wish were different. We can’t change the world, we can change ourselves. I think the more I change to be ‘an amazing world’ the better things will be. The phrase ‘be the change’ is ever making more sense to me. Like MJ said “if you want to make the world a better place, take a look at yourself and make the change”. I’m going to be the blueprint – in my home, at work, church and wherever else life finds me!
The first place to start in leadership is within. Lead yourself, be the change!