Faith requires you to have no exit strategies. There are no “fall back” positions when you are doing as God commanded you to do.
NOTE: “In Retrospect” is a series of this online spiritual journal where I post a past entry from my “offline” spiritual journals.
“The true leader serves. Serves people. Serves their best interests, and in doing so will not always be popular, may not always impress. But because true leaders are motivated by loving concern than a desire for personal glory, they are willing to pay the price.” -Eugene B. Habecker
Jesus, in light of Your incredible example, raise up, mold and make leaders like this in Your house.
 Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus:  Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God:  But made Himself of no reputation, and took upon Him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men:  And being found in fashion as a man, He humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.
 But Jesus called them unto Him, and said, Ye know that the princes of the Gentiles exercise dominion over them, and they that are great exercise authority upon them.  But it shall not be so among you: but whosoever will be great among you, let him be your minister;  And whosoever will be chief among you, let him be your servant:  Even as the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many.
1 John 3:16-17
 Hereby perceive we the love of God, because he laid down his life for us: and we ought to lay down our lives for the brethren.  But whoso hath this world’s good, and seeth his brother have need, and shutteth up his bowels of compassion from him, how dwelleth the love of God in him?
 This is My commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you.  Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.
A prayer today. ”Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith…” (Hebrews 12:2a).
Looking= aphoraō - to turn the eyes away from other things and fix them on something.