Learning to live and lead under God’s “light yoke”–this is the key to effective leadership. We all know what it feels like to live under a heavy load; that’s part of life. But the weight is meant to be carried by God himself. So this is right where God challenges us: Are we just trying to manage life with God’s help, or are we walking with Father? These are very different approaches to living and leading.

Jesus’ example doesn’t seem to fit all that well into most leadership books. “I don’t do anything on my own initiative. I only do what I see my Father doing.” Suppose life isn’t supposed to work unless we actually live this way?