If you know me you know I am a man of details. I like to plan out things and be two or three steps ahead of everyone when it comes to things in my life. I’m that guy in class that knows the class code for Senior Seminar class even though it is only Junior Year or corrects the teacher when they misinform the class. (I chalk up most of this information up to my brains’ RAM, Random Access Memory). It is also no secret that I also like to lead. However I have to know my leadership style to effectively lead and build teams around me. I am an organization leader. I truly believe God has called me to organize and make things happen within the church, especially in Children’s Ministry. Outside of the church I am not President material but a Vice President. Not the face of an organization, because well you’ve seen my face, but the man who makes the organization run, which I am okay with it I love that I have this ability. Honestly it’s a huge burden lifted because I am the executioner and not the face.
In medieval times the executioner is the one that killed those the king ordered him to kill. However what was forcing him to do this? Nothing. Sure the king might have punished him if he didn’t listen but the King didn’t physically force him to chop off someone’s head. No the executioner followed the leadership of the King and carried out the act asked of him. He even went as far as to cover his face so no one would know that it is him but instead think of the king as the one killing the person. There was no public responsibility with the executioner when he got done with the job he took off his mask and returned to society, the king could not avoid this though people remember the choices he made. Now obviously this is an extreme scenario but I think it illustrates my point well. I am here to lead by serving as a organizational leader, someone who gets the task done.
Now this doesn’t mean that I am heartless and it doesn’t mean that the executioner sleeps easy at night. It means simply this when there is a task at hand I will step up to make sure it is carried out, whether I do it or I delegate it to someone else on my team. When it comes to organizations, businesses, or churches to function properly someone needs to be overseeing and carrying out every detail and I believe that I am that guy. The difference between an executioner and myself though is who my king is. You see I believe in a God who is creator, savior, and rules over us as a King. My king is someone I know will never leave me nor forsake me (Deuteronomy 31:6). This excites me because I know that I am serving God. Now I have been able to do this a lot at college and I am so excited to see how God is going to use me after college. It also really helps me to take scripture to heart when it says, “Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity” (1st Timothy 4:12).
I once received a card that had a quote from Leonardo Da Vinci, which says the following:
“It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things”.
Let it never be said that I missed out on an opportunity to serve my Lord Jesus Christ. Instead let it be said that I sought to constantly serve God and properly executed all tasks that God gave me.