Just because we are on a team doesn't make us leaders. Just because we are starters doesn't make us leaders. If we are the fastest we aren't necessarily the best leaders.
What makes a leader? This has been the discussion all year...
From behavior in class, submitting homework, holding your tongue or your temper, we are learning that these all matter as far as qualities for leadership.
Today, we listened to a song by Matthew West called, Do Something. We talked about when we see things that are "wrong" going on around us and how we react. Do we just let it go? Do we step in and intervene? This can apply to so many situations at school, home or with friends. How do we react when we see someone being bullied? How do we react with teammates not doing their work and failing class?
According to the Song Do Something, when we ask the question, "who will do something?" or "God, won't you do something?", God has already answered. Read the lyrics:
If not us, then who
If not me and you
Right now, it’s time for us to do something
If not now, then when
Will we see an end
To all this pain
It’s not enough to do nothing
It’s time for us to do something
I’m so tired of talking
About how we are God’s hands and feet
But it’s easier to say than to be
Live like angels of apathy who tell ourselves
It’s alright, “somebody else will do something”
Well, I don’t know about you
But I’m sick and tired of life with no desire
I don’t want a flame, I want a fire
I wanna be the one who stands up and says,
“I’m gonna do something”
My hope in talking leadership with students is that when they see something wrong in the world, they will react and DO SOMETHING. Don't wait on someone else. God has given us the ability to be His hands and feet. We must have the desire to be the one who stands up and says ,"I'M GONNA DO SOMETHING!"