We all had the same misunderstanding of leadership as kids. We all thought that leadership was telling other people what to do. If we grew up and did any sort of leadership, we know that's not the case.
Jesus taught leadership as serving. He said we ought to lay our lives down for people. It's amazing how much weight we feel for those we lead if we are truly serving them. If we see our job, as a leader, to serve those we lead, we can feel their pain, their worry, their joy.
I can feel some stuff, both good and bad, on our leadership team at Freedom Valley Church right now. It's a heavy load today, but I'm so filled with joy to work with such great leaders who have put themselves on the line for the sake of God's call on their lives.