|Jesus Was The Greatest Leader Who Ever Lived|
The Son of God seems to have simply dismissed the slight against Him.
Not only did He seem to dismiss the slight, Jesus brought the question to the Apostles—the question that would once again reinforce their faith. The question forced them to decide whether they would follow Jesus even if their friends abandoned Him.
At what could be considered one of the lowest points in the ministry of Jesus, He fearlessly risked even His own closest followers with one simple question:
“Do you also want to go away?”
Some people think that losing followers is the worst thing that can happen to a leader. After all, a leader leads others. If you "run off" your followers, you are not a leader. But Jesus taught us that leadership requires the courage to risk that very possibility.
Take the big steps.
Go the places you should go.
Lead with courage and faith.
Challenge people to deepen their level of commitment.
Do not become discouraged if people reject you or your message. Every now and then you have to give people the option: "Do you also want to go away?"
Ask them. Don't be afraid of the answer.