Jesus taught us again through Mark 10:35-45 God’s principle of leadership. Human beings are not created to handle the power and position they are not predestined to handle. It’s dangerous to covet the ranks and roles, and race to climb the corporate ladder because “power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.” That is human nature. That’s how we are created. We do well by enjoying where we are and leading from there by serving.
How would you measure your success—temporally and eternally? Would you measure it by your possession, power, prestige, or performance? Many people are wise enough to know that possession, power, and prestige are not the metrics of success, but many think performance is. If you ask Jesus to give you the answer, what do you think he would say? Let's take a look at this rich young ruler's pursuit of eternal success.