As a leader, you help those you lead go to the next level by either lifting them up from above or boosting them up from below. In order to lift others up you have to be fully confident in who you are, having sure footing so you can pull them up. In order to boost them up, you have to be able to step down from you high place & get under them to give them the boost they need.
True confidence knows how to take the low position to boost others up.
It is when a leader lacks confidence that he cannot step out of himself to ensure that those he leads don’t remain where they are. The insecure leader is bound to inferiority, plagued with self propagation. The leader that is confident never tries to prove anything to anyone.
Rather, her aim is to prove to her followers that they can excel to the place of greatness
that she sees in them.
The leader who is completely confident in his God-given identity, calling, & sonship never has to assert his authority. Rather, he is able to elevate his followers through influential service. Choose to lead from the place of complete confidence. Choose to lift & boost those you lead to the place that God has destined for them. When you do, your whole team ascends!
“You call me ‘Teacher’ and ‘Lord,’ and rightly so, for that is what I am. Now that I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also should wash one another’s feet. I have set you an example that you
should do as I have done for you.”(John 13:13-15)