And no, we’re not talking about Twitter! We all want people to follow us in real life. Or at least we should. If you’re a parent, a teacher, a boss, an employer, a pastor, a supervisor, a speaker, a politician, a writer, an artist, a coach, or just about anything else, you’re true success, your true impact, depends almost entirely on how others follow you.
And as a Christian, you should be especially interested in getting more people to follow you. As Paul said, “Follow my example, as I follow the example of Christ.” (1 Corinthians 11:1)
Trying to get more people to follow you is what much of leadership is all about. Wanting to lead has nothing to do with pride, even though some leaders have a lot of pride. Christian leadership is nothing more than one beggar showing other beggars where to find bread. If you’re starving and you found food, wouldn’t you want to let the whole world know where to find it also?! What you’re trying to get others to do may actually save their lives!