Leaders set the tone for followers.
God calls Leaders to live on a higher level than followers.
Hosea the Prophet was told by God to go and reconcile with his wife who was involving herself in some very inappropriate relationships. When God tells Hosea to pursue reconciliation, He says to act with love rather than take revenge.
That’s a higher level of living than is required of followers. Followers tend to want to act out, create drama, be a victim and get even. Leaders are called to be examples and set the tone for followers, to take the high road, staying focused on obedience to God and to operate out of principal, rather than reaction.
It is a daily choice whether or not to be a follower or hold firm to integrity as a Leader.
Who will you be today?