I was called to be a leader, and the first thing I had to learn about leading was that it can only be done by serving. In order to get people to receive what I had to say, they needed to know I cared about them – by showing love, any doubt was removed. I realized I couldn’t lead anyone I didn’t care about because I wouldn’t put the time in. I found that the time required to build a real relationship is rarely short. Trust takes time. By learning to really love, I have everything I need to be authentic, present, and effective.
“Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up; does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil; does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth; bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.”I Corinthians 13:4-7 NKJV
Love requires action. It’s about how I behave towards others – not how I feel about them.