All for naught


This is what it is like to seek to have power and rule over others. It is a task that will end in folly. It has no true lasting goal, no true lasting achievement, and no true lasting acclaim. It is for nothing but a waste. Especially when it is sought after for the lust of the power and the riches many associate with leadership.
Now you have to understand how someone who truly attempts to follow the teachings of Jesus Christ approaches leadership.
There may be a need for someone to lead, in fact in some cases it is unavoidable, but to a Christian it is not something they desire to do, they do it out of a need to help those that are in need of someone to guide them.
The Bible makes a clear distinction between those of the world that seek to lead and those that or of Christ and are chosen to lead. Those of the world think themselves better and lord it over those they deem to be below them. Now even though this description by Jesus was made nearly two thousand years ago it has never changed. Why? Because humanities base nature has never changed especially if they do not know Jesus as their Savior.
Those that follow Christ know that they are required to make of themselves almost literally slaves to those they have been led to lead. The goals are to please and help those that are below them as Jesus Christ Himself did for all of humanity. He was God and put on the mantle of humanity, lowering Himself to our level. However, that was not enough. He didn’t come upon this planet as a lion to lead the Jewish people in revolt, but he came as a lamb to teach and love with His kindness and words. Pleading with them to see the glories of His Father God. Yet they rejected Him and subjected Him to the worst death allowed in this time.
Must Christian leaders seek to kill themselves? No, but they must be contrite and not over power and not even a great orator. Why? For they know that this live does not contain their true rewards, but the eternal life that is yet to come.
This is why seeking after leadership and or wealth comes to nothing. For once we enter into the eternal as time goes by none will remember their actions be they good or bad. That is why it is for nothing.
An example of this is those of ancient history. The Minoan civilization that was destroyed when Thera erupted in the Mediterranean Sea sometime between 1642-1540 BC. We have some artwork from t9hem, some building fragments, but nothing else. Not who led them, not really anything.
That is the future that is to come for all except those that have received the eternal grace of Jesus Christ by asking Him to be their Savior.
This is why seeking power and riches and feeling superior is a waste. What is the true riches, the true reward is seeking eternal salvation in the service of the Creator of the Universe.

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