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The 2017 CCA Auxiliary Scholarship
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FIRST PLACE ESSAY
“How I can demonstrate Christian leadership in the Chiropractic profession”by: Rebecca YoungLife University
We often hear the Bible quoted, perhaps unknowingly, "Do to others as you would have them do to you" (Luke 6:31). I believe that Christian leadership envelops just that, treating others with respect, compassion, encouragement, and love. This can certainly be a challenge, but if we embrace our passion for the Chiropractic profession as a way for God to use us as His hands and feet, then I believe we can fully demonstrate Christian leadership.
In 1 Timothy 3:1-13, Paul identifies specific qualities of overseers and deacons, all of which can be used to describe good Christian leaders. He identifies these leaders as being faithful, temperate, self-controlled, respectable, hospitable, able to teach, gentle, not a lover of money, and having a good reputation. Verse 13 says, "Those who have served well gain an excellent standing and great assurance in their faith in Christ Jesus." To be a good Christian leader, we are not a leader first, we are not great in the Chiropractic profession first, but we are servants with faith in Christ Jesus. Paul has provided us with a clear, concise list of the qualities that we should have as leader servants! Mark 10:43-45 says, "Whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant, and whoever wants to be first must be slave of all. For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life as a ransom for many."Within the Chiropractic profession, we have the opportunity to reach out to the people around us and be a servant to them. This is the epitome of being Christ-like. Service can be seen in the simplest acts of respect, welcoming them with kindness, identifying their needs, respecting their desires, and keeping them informed. When we look at our patients as individuals who have value and are loved by God, and not as a number or a source of income, we open the door for God to work through us. In Psalm 78:72, it says, "And David shepherded them with integrity of heart; with skillful hands he led them." I believe this statement best describes Christian leadership in the Chiropractic profession.
Rebecca Young is a student at Life University in Marietta, Georgia and will graduate in December 2019. She became a member of the CCA in 2017.
We have had the honor of being trained with the ability to use the power of the Holy Spirit through our adjustments for Him to heal the patient. When we use our skillful hands, have integrity of heart, and are servants, we become great leaders in the Chiropractic profession. God wants a place in every part of our lives, especially our profession, and when we open ourselves to be His hands and feet, He will use us. Through Him, we have the power to unleash healing, and we have the power to be great leaders in our nation.