“Imitate God, therefore, in everything you do, because you are his dear children.”
You’ve seen me write before on the “Shadow of the Leader” and the power that a leader has in shaping and influencing the behaviors, words, actions and even mannerisms of those who work in the Leader’s organization. If we look for it, we can see it leach and every day. Yesterday, I was on the phone with someone (phone not Zoom) and listened to the intonations and words of the person. If the voice wasn’t different, I’d say it was the CEO talking to me. It was just that obvious. There is more influence than we give credit which is why we should always be really sure about who we put in leadership positions because even without them knowing it, they will create a long shadow that others will step into, follow and then become just like the leader.
We have the shadow of Christ as a gift for us to follow. We are to imitate Him as much as we can so that we can grow into what He has in store for us. If we find ourselves struggling with who we should be, how we should act, what we should say, then falling back into His shadow is the answer.
Reference: Ephesians 5:1 (New Living Translation)