As Marilyn Jarrett teaches others, she gains a deeper understanding about discipleship.
As a child, I thought I needed to be nice so people would like me. I thought that was love. But you know what? That is not the way God sees it. Laying aside my rights doesn’t mean pleasing others. This discovery has been critical to my life and leadership.
"In the days when television was a luxury we could not afford, we would sit on the linoleum floor around my great-grandmother’s rocking chair and listen to her tell stories..."
"When I am asked to take on a leadership role, I experience two emotions: I am flattered that they would ask and anxious that I won’t do a good job."
Leadership is not something simply handed down because you’ve got seniority or because you had enough school. Leadership, as Christ exemplified, is an honor and should be met with a servant’s heart.
Calling is the truth that God calls us to himself so decisively that everything we are, everything we do, and everything we have is invested with a special devotion, dynamism, and direction lived out as a response to his summons and service.
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