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Stephanie Bryant is the co-founder of @incourage and a podcaster at the #JesusLedAdventurePodcast. She formerly owned a Social Marketing & Business Coaching company, and is now passionate about guiding you to your promised land. She enjoys spending her days with her husband and their miracle daughter, Gabrielle, on #BryantFamilyFarm. Follow...

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  1. you Stephanie,
    Like you, I never thought of myself as a leader, I just knew that I wound up in charge of things…a lot. Though my gifting by God suited me to lead, it was in leading that I learned, so distinctly, that I NEEDED to be a follower. This line you wrote is SO true: “You first have to follow so you can lead.” Leading others sent me running into the arms of the Lord. I realized my utter need and dependence upon Him. Apart from Him I could literally do nothing. God taught me to lead with humility vs. arrogance. I had to check my pride at the door. We ALL are leaders, and I feel like times are such that we need to not be waiting for permission to speak up, in love, for what we stand for, in Christ. In a world that is led by popular secular opinion, we NEED Christian leaders that are willing to take a stand for their beliefs. Great post!
    Blessings,
    Bev xx

      • “Leading by following Jesus is the only path to lasting impact with peace. You first have to follow so you can lead.” -Stephanie Bryant

        Stephanie,

        Your “mission statement” is the only way to live because it is Jesus who comes to us first, as our Savior and our King, leading us as we follow to serve him by His grace, not by our own power, but by the power of the Holy Spirit guiding us be Jesus leaders in all we say and do. Katherine M B

  2. Stephanie,

    I never thought of myself as a leader. Just a gal using her God given talents to help others. I’m the sidekick to the performer. Wanting always to be in the background doing the little things necessary to make the big picture come alive. That is upside down to the way the world operates. They want movers, shakers & news makers. Not me. I want to be a wise servant & use my gifts to lead others to Christ. I’m on team Christ working hard down here to shed some light & love in this sin darkened world. Right now I’m going to cook meals for my in-laws. They are dealing with multiple health issues including cancer, stroke & a broken hand. Wanting the world to look & see Christ in me. Pouring out His love to this hurting world. This post reminds me of the song “Christ in Me” by Jeremy Camp. It talks about what the world thinks makes us happy & constantly striving for more. Chorus: So come and empty me So that it’s you I breathe
    I want my life to be Only Christ in me So I will fix my eyes ‘Cause you’re my source of life
    I need the world to see That it’s Christ in me That it’s Christ in me.

    Blessings 🙂

  3. In the period of learning to be a leader, there are so many lessons. To be a leader yet humble servant; to be a leader yet it is not about me; To be a leader yet risk it; To be a leader yet love others like Jesus did. To be a leader yet keep moving forward while no body is with you.

  4. Stephanie
    I also never think of myself as a leader but following Christ and being close to and led by him in my life…well maybe I can inadvertently lead others to Christ?! Who knows. I feel like I need to be stronger in Christ in order to have the courage to tell others about Jesus. I would rather be so close to Jesus that I’m finally happy, reassured and content because of my relationship with Christ that people close to me will say hey what’s happened to you? I want a bit of that and Christ will work to turn their hearts to him!!

    Loved episode 19 by the way!! I am waiting in the middle for Gods voice in scripture or through version or a person to unfold my next step…