In John 1:5, the Bible mentions that the world (darkness) did not comprehend Jesus. In other words, the creation did not recognize its Creator. People often misunderstood and misquoted Jesus, yet He remained focused on His mission of redemption.
And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.
Do you recognize how fleeting your popularity can be (Lam 1:7-8)? Do you lean on your gifts alone or do you focus on building your character?
Take the following self-assessment. Which areas could use some work?
Your goal as a leader is to lead others to Jesus. This is easier if you keep your own eyes on Him (John 3:14-16). When you take your eyes off Christ, you become an easier target for Satan’s temptations and torments (Num 21:8). Think of ways to remind yourself when your eyes wander that you need to return your focus to Our Savior.