“I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep. The hired hand is not the shepherd and does not own the sheep. So, when he sees the wolf coming, he abandons the sheep and runs away. Then the wolf attacks the flock and scatters it. The man runs away because he is a hired hand and cares nothing for the sheep” – John 10:11-13 (NIV)
A good shepherd takes responsibility, nurtures, feeds and cares for others, protects from danger and evil, and steers towards a good and safe environment. Often times, the shepherd has to put the wellbeing of the sheep before his. As a shepherd, you must be physically involved and stay with your sheep. Don’t sit in the comfort zone and be a critic – rise up to the task!
Even as a parent, I understand that my physical presence and involvement is required with my children and I cannot replace my presence with presents. Don’t abandon the values of a child to be shaped by popular culture, trends and social media. It’s the same with a leader, deep sacrifices will have to be made for the transformation of the sheep so prepare yourself!
Have a fruitful day!
Confession: I have grace to be a good shepherd to the sheep God places in my life. I effect transformation and positive changes in my circle of influence in Jesus name!