What Jesus teaches about Leadership


In a world that’s constantly evolving, the concept of leadership can seem overwhelming and complicated. Yet, Jesus provides us with timeless principles that cut through the noise and get to the heart of what true leadership is. His teachings aren’t just for pastors or CEOs; they’re for anyone who influences others—be it at home, work, or in the community. Imagine leading with such grace and integrity that others see a reflection of Jesus in you. Exciting, right?

Whether you’re leading a team, guiding your family, or influencing your friends, this devotional is designed to inspire and empower you. Dive in with us as we explore what Jesus teaches about leadership and how you can apply these invaluable lessons in your everyday life.

Bible Verse

“Whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant.” – Matthew 20:26 (NIV)


Jesus flipped the script on what it means to be a leader. In a culture that often equates leadership with power and control, Jesus showed that true leadership is rooted in service. By washing the feet of His disciples, He demonstrated that no task is too lowly for a leader. This was revolutionary and remains so today.

Leadership, according to Jesus, is not about being served but about serving others. He taught that greatness comes from humility and a willingness to lift others up. This goes against the grain of our human nature, which often seeks recognition and applause. Jesus, however, calls us to lead differently—by serving wholeheartedly and placing others before ourselves.

By doing so, we change the dynamic of leadership from a position of authority to a role of responsibility, making it clear that our primary mission is to love and serve those we lead. This transformative view of leadership can apply to all areas of our lives.

Actions to Take

1. Identify ways you can serve those you lead, whether at work, home, or in your community.

2. Practice humility by actively listening to others and valuing their opinions and contributions.

3. Offer to help with tasks that others find burdensome, showing that no job is beneath you.

4. Encourage and uplift those around you, providing positive reinforcement and genuine support.

5. Reflect regularly on how your actions align with Jesus’ example of servant leadership.

Journal Prompts

1. How can I serve the people I lead more effectively?

2. What are specific examples of Jesus’ servant leadership that inspire me, and how can I apply them?

3. In what areas of my life do I struggle with humility, and what steps can I take to grow?

4. How does my current leadership style reflect the values Jesus taught?

5. Who in my life serves as a model of servant leadership, and what can I learn from them?


Jesus, thank You for showing us what true leadership looks like. Help me to follow Your example of humility and service. Guide my actions so that I may lead with love, grace, and a servant’s heart. Grant me the courage to prioritize others over myself and to be a reflection of Your teachings in all I do. Amen.

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3. “The greatest leaders are those who have mastered the art of humility. #FollowJesus #TrueLeadership”

4. “Leading like Jesus means putting others first. Let’s make service our priority. #LeadByExample #ChristianLeadership”

5. “In every role you’re given, lead with a servant’s heart. #JesusLeads #BeInspired”


The teachings of Jesus about leadership are transformative and empowering. When we embrace servant leadership, we not only uplift those around us but also grow spiritually. As you meditate on these principles, let them inspire you to lead in ways that reflect the heart of Jesus. Thank you for embarking on this journey with us. Be sure to stay connected at BGodInspired.com for more encouraging devotionals designed to help you apply biblical principles in your daily life. Keep shining brightly!

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