Will the Real Heroes Please Stand Up

via Bill Peel
September 18th, 2012

When most people think of the Bible’s heroes they often think of them as religious leaders. Yet, 75 percent of these champions of faith made their living in the workplace, not the place of worship. God is looking for these kinds of leaders today—work-world followers of Jesus who take spiritual responsibility for themselves and those around them. People committed to shaping—instead of becoming shaped by—their environment. People who remain faithful in the midst of faithless surroundings. People willing to lead and influence culture against seemingly insurmountable odds while remaining gracious and kind.
 
This is the kind of leader we need today, not “rock star” politicians, CEOs, or pastors, but regular everyday Christians who take their work, their Lord, and their spiritual influence seriously. That’s my kind of hero.
 
Are you one of them?