What Jesus teaches about Leadership


Imagine a world where leaders prioritize service over self-interest, humility over pride, and love over power. What a transformative place that would be! The good news is that such leadership is not only possible but is also modeled by Jesus Christ. Jesus provides us with a blueprint for leadership that contrasts starkly with what the world often portrays. His teachings equip us to lead with integrity, kindness, and divine wisdom. If you’re ready to explore the heart of leadership through the eyes of Jesus, you’re in the right place.

In this devotional, we delve into how Jesus’ teachings can redefine leadership for us. Whether you are a leader in your home, workplace, or community, His lessons are universally applicable. Let’s discover together how we can lead as Jesus led, bringing light and love into every sphere of our influence.

Bible Verse

"Whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant, and whoever wants to be first must be slave of all. For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many." – Mark 10:43-45 (NIV)


In these verses, Jesus turns conventional ideas of greatness and leadership upside down. The disciples were arguing about who among them was the greatest, revealing their misunderstanding of true leadership. Jesus responded by telling them that true greatness comes through serving others, not through power or dominance.

Jesus Himself is the ultimate example of servant leadership. Despite being the Son of God, He chose humility, servitude, and sacrifice. His life was a living testimony of leading by example, serving the needs of others, and putting their well-being ahead of His own.

These principles are timeless and countercultural. In a world where leaders often seek to be served, Jesus calls His followers to serve others. His teachings remind us that true leadership is not about lording over people, but about lifting them up, serving them, and glorifying God in the process.

Actions to Take

  1. Serve Others: Look for opportunities to serve others in your community, workplace, or family. Acts of service, big or small, reflect Christ’s love.

  2. Practice Humility: Make a conscious effort to be humble in your interactions. Listen more, speak less, and be open to learning from others.

  3. Lead by Example: Exhibit the behaviors and attitudes you wish to see in others. Integrity starts with you.

  4. Prioritize Love: Always put love at the forefront of your relationships and leadership. Let it guide your actions, decisions, and words.

  5. Seek God’s Guidance: Continuously pray for wisdom, strength, and guidance to lead in a Christ-like manner.

Journal Prompts

  1. How can you incorporate servant leadership into your daily life?

  2. Reflect on a time when someone led you by example. How did it impact you?

  3. In what areas of your life could you practice more humility and service?

  4. Write about a leader you admire who embodies Christ-like qualities.

  5. How can you show more love in your leadership roles?


Dear Lord,

Thank you for teaching me the true essence of leadership through Your Son, Jesus Christ. Help me to adopt the principles of servanthood and humility in my life. Guide me to lead with love, integrity, and selflessness. Teach me to prioritize others above myself and to seek Your wisdom in every decision I make. Grant me the strength and courage to be a leader who reflects Your love and grace. In Jesus’ name, I pray, Amen.

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  3. "In a world chasing greatness, Jesus calls us to serve. Let’s embody His servant leadership. #ServeToLead #ChristlikeLiving"

  4. "Leadership is not about being first; it’s about putting others first. Inspired by Jesus’ example! #ServantLeadership #FaithInAction"

  5. "Seeking wisdom and strength to lead like Jesus in all areas of my life. #PrayerfulLeadership #ChristCentered"


Jesus’ teachings on leadership are a refreshing departure from the world’s standards. They call us to a higher, nobler way of leading through service, humility, and love. By embracing these principles, we not only grow as leaders but also shine Christ’s light in the world.

Thank you for exploring this powerful topic with us. We hope you feel inspired and equipped to lead as Jesus did. Continue your spiritual journey and delve deeper into God’s word with us at BGodInspired.com. Together, we can grow, learn, and transform lives through Christ-centered leadership.

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