Ever wonder why you surround yourself with the people around you? There are many different reasons why we hang with some and chose to avoid others. They include everything from circumstance to politics. However, there are two main kinds of relationships that we need to cultivate in order to live a purpose-driven life. To live a fulfilling life, we must learn to lead and follow.
1. Follower. You see the other person as your mentor - someone who look up to. You actually enjoy spending time with your “teacher’’ without feeling intimidated. The mentor leaves you fulfilled; this is perfect because no one likes to spend time in vain. At the end of the day, you learn a lot from that wise and intelligent mind. Plus, they make you look smart. In this case, it's thrilling to be a follower.
2. Leader. You ARE the mentor. Throughout the years, you have learned a lot from the people around you. You have taken in a lot from the society you're in. You have also learned how to survive in all kinds of situations. You know all of the "life-hacks" that you want to share with the world. Your knowledge must be appreciated and you know it!
Being a follower and being a leader are both great qualities. In order to be a leader, you have to be able to always attract newbies. Those with a lot of potential in him/her can be useful today and especially in the future.
Being a leader means that you need to be good at finding needs. You are growing into a bigger person and your confidence is to die for. Meanwhile, being a follower means you have to learn from the leader’s mistakes and benefit from the leader’s knowledge. Oh, how humble is the heart of the follower! Although, followers do have the special privilege to choose their own leaders.
Since Jesus Christ is the leader here, we need to be open to new challenges and new opportunities. In the greatest challenges, there lie the greatest opportunities. As He leads us, we need to be ready to follow. We constantly have to crave His edifying Word. As believers, we have to do everything we can to stay connected as we continue developing a stronger bond with The One.
On daily basis, do what makes your soul shine for Jesus. On daily basis, surround yourself with Holy goodness, faithful people, and the Daily Bread. The Daily Bread is free from toxins, chemicals, and even gluten. It is the purest nutrition that will help your soul grow spiritually.
Here is a warning that I repeat to myself as I face a new day: “Do not let anything in the world come between you and your God!” You two are in the process of building that pure gold crown that you’ll receive once you meet face to face.
Become a follower of God’s Word and you will become a spiritual leader of our generation!
Here are the photos that we took on our 6 months anniversary. It was a lot of fun shooting them!