The true sign of the strength of a leader in God’s worldview is one who embraces humility rather than power. Abe Lincoln once said, “Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power.”
In my opinion, one character trait undervalued is humility. The craving for power and control can consume many leaders, but Jesus modeled a completely different way.
Jesus had access to all the power in the universe and could force the world to bow to His power, but, He didn’t.
In Matthew 23:12 Jesus taught a different way. He said, “For those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted.”
If you find yourself craving power, embrace humility and God’s reward instead.