Two weeks ago, what it means to me to have a Savior. Today, I want to talk about how that influences me as a youth leader. I believe that without Jesus Christ’s example, I wouldn’t be worth much as a leader.
- I can love the young woman (or young man) standing in front of me, warts and all. If I have trouble doing that, I can tap into the love the Savior has for them. I don’t ever have to do it by myself.
- I don’t fix people’s problems. I help them apply the atonement in their lives.
- Because I have been given grace and forgiveness for my faults, I can give grace and forgiveness to the youth I work with when they decide to be difficult.
- It helps me to see a bigger picture than the next meeting, activity or lesson.
- I get to feel the Savior’s love for those I serve. This might be my favorite gift that I get from this calling!
- When one of my young women is in desperate need of help, I can testify of the Atonement’s power to help and heal them.
- The Savior understands each of my young women better than I do. If I need to know what they need, help is only a prayer away.
- I get opportunities to become more like the Savior by serving my young women. There have been many reality checks along the way that keep me learning and growing and help me to remember why I’m really here.
How does having a Savior influence how you lead?