What does it mean to be a leader? What does it mean to be a follower? These are questions I think about quite a bit. Recently I have been thinking through some issues regarding being a follower when you do not agree with the leader or leadership.
I want to be the kind of follower who submits to authority even when I disagree with it. This does not mean I do not air my opinion or voice. It does mean that once I have done this though, if I speak or serve, I do so in support of those I am following. I do not serve, but complain about what I am doing. I do not speak in support, but not serve behind it. I think being a great follower means trusting those you are following and being willing to gain support for a venture your leadership is going after and yet you do not buy it. I think being a great follower means supporting an idea as if it was my very own and I was. I do not sow discord, speak negativity or practice passivity.
I want to be a great follower. This type of submission, trust, and commitment is tough.