You are a leader...Yes, You!
All to often, we view leaders as those who hold an office or have a title like CEO, senator, president, executive producer, general manager, director, even pastor, but the reality is YOU are a leader, you don't need to hold an office or have a title.
In fact, research by sociologists shows that even the 'most introverted' person on the planet will influence 10,000 people in their lifetime... That makes YOU a leader! Leadership expert, John Maxwell, describes leadership as 'influence', and when given a few minutes, we can all come up with a pretty good list of the people who have influenced our lives, most of them never held an office or had a title; and you can be sure that you are showing up on someone else's list.
I would venture to say that with the advent of the internet and social media, our sphere of influence is perhaps greater than any generation in human history, which is why it is important that we realize that we are ALL leaders. This revelation isn't one that should puff us up, and turn us into a bunch of egomaniacs, rather it should humble us and cause us to respect the position that we have. In Disney's "The Lion King", Mufasa instructs his son, that there is more to being king (leader) than getting your own way, he reminds him that, "With great power comes great responsibility".
The greatest leader of all time was Jesus, he showed us that leadership is not about 'lording it over' others, but rather serving them sacrificially. As Christians, we all are called to lead lead like Jesus, you're called to be an example, because other people are looking up to you. Pastor Nicky Gumble puts it so well, "To be called by God to influence others is an enormous privilege, but it carries with it great responsibility."
My hope is that this will remind you just how precious you are; God chose you to represent him here on Earth, he chose you to influence people everyday, he chose you to be a leader.