Give Freely Beyond What You Are Compensated For

This week I’m talking about Jesus-centered leadership. Giving of yourself is part of Jesus-centered leadership. Anyone who has ever been in a leadership position in family, business, government, or ministry knows that you must give of yourself. We often rationalize that giving through the financial compensation for our job; that is, we justify giving of ourselves through the money we are paid.

Jesus told his twelve closest leaders, the apostles, very clearly in Matt. 10:8 “Freely you have received, freely give.” It’s when you give beyond your salary that you are truly giving. It’s when you’re leading beyond your financial compensation that you are leading freely. It’s great to be fairly compensated for our leadership; however, it’s when we are giving freely beyond that compensation that our leadership is a gift.

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