John Maxwell, the author of several successful books on leadership, once said, “ A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way.” Successful leadership has its root in being a good example. When there isn’t a leader to serve as that example, chaos ensues. Solomon once wrote, “ Where there is no guidance, a people falls” (Proverbs 11:14). Sadly, that serves as a good commentary of what happened to the nation of Israel at the end of the book of Judges. Read how the book of Judges concludes: “In those days there was no king in Israel; everyone did what was right in his own eyes” (Judges 21:25). When there is no one willing to step up and be a good example—be a leader—people are left in a pit of selfishness. We often agree that our churches, our country, or our world need brave people who are willing to step up and live by godly example. In a world full of selfishness and sin, we need someone who will rise up and lead us to great and wonderful things that God has provided for us. Maybe we should stop looking for that type of person and become that type of person. God can do great and powerful things by using your life as an example. You already know the Way. Go the Way. Show others the Way.