So you want to lead?
You must first learn to follow. That is, Christ.
Jesus made it absolutely clear that the reason He came to earth was (to do) the Father’s will. The second Adam understood – not from day one but before day one – that the very reason for His life on earth was God’s will.
This was declared by the Spirit of Jesus in Psalm 40:6 – 8 and recalled for our remembrance in Hebrews 10:7
Then I said, ‘Behold, I have come to do your will, O God, as it is written of me in the scroll of the book.’”
While on earth The Lord lived this truth and declared it loud and clear as the objective and goal of His coming to earth. Cue John 6:38
For I have come down from heaven, not to do my own will but the will of him who sent me.
Even in the last hour, in the most critical moment, when it was crunch time and an acute struggle ensued, Jesus still stood His ground and chose to bow to the Father’s will over His own – no matter how much pain and suffering it would cause Him. Mark 14:36
And he said, “Abba, Father, all things are possible for you. Remove this cup from me. Yet not what I will, but what you will.”
The entire purpose and reason for Christ’s appearance on earth was The Father’s will.
We too, individually as disciples of Christ and corporately as His body, can have no higher purpose and objective in our lives on earth but the Father’s will.
The game permanently changes when we understand and align our lives with this truth.