Reflection On Storied Leadership: Living And Leading From The Christian

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Learning to live a Christian life is one thing, but living out what we have learned is another story. As Christians, I think we have a greater responsibility because we know how the world should look, and we need to step up and lead the people around us. In order to share the gospel with others, we have to take a look at what God is calling us to do. Leading others consists of knowing what the Christian life looks like, sharing that with others, and staying faithful and truthful in what we say and do. Brian Jensen and Keith Martel did a wonderful job of explaining the gospel in their book Storied Leadership: Living and Leading from The Christian Narrative. They started out telling the creation story the same way I’ve always heard it, but I …show more content…
Jensen and Martel say that by inheriting the image of God we also inherit His mission. In the past I always thought this mission strictly consisted of showing others who Christ is, help them develop a relationship with him, so that we can further God’s Kingdom. Jensen and Martel explain God’s mission, and our mission, as a “threefold command” (63). First we are to disciple others and then we are called to baptize others. This consist of bringing others into a relationship with Christ but also having them outwardly announce their relationship with Him and join the community of believers. Next, we are called to share the Bible with them, and the stories God has given to us to learn from. God wants us to learn what kind of life we are supposed to be living and to share that with the world around us. In sharing the gospel, Jensen and Martel say that we need to be cultivators and restorers. I feel called to cultivate and restore my friends. I also want to listen to their struggles in life and try to give the best advice that I can give, that is going to shine a light on Christ. Most of my current friends are believers so it’s easy to talk to them about God when I give advice, but for other friends it is a little harder. My best guy friend from High School is struggling in college right now. He is going to a big state school and feels the need to go out and drink to try to …show more content…
When we think of faithfulness we typically think of commitment and loyalty to relationships, institutions and places (103). They say “At its core, practicing faithfulness is the consistency of holding fast to what is good and true and doing it” (103). Being faithful requires us to be committed. I think being faithful as a Christian means having a strong relationship with God through prayer, studying the Bible, engaging with a community of believers, and trusting in God’s plan. We not only need to do these things, but we need to do these things consistently and with a good heart. To be faithful we need to be honest and pure in our daily lives. If we are living out the “Christian life” we need to live that life every day and in every aspect of the things we do. Saying one thing but acting differently will portray the Christian life as something negative and it shows that you aren’t being loyal to the things you say you believe in. Being faithful is being committed and honest. When we act loyally to God, people will notice that light in our

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