I want to thank Pastor Krystal for the opportunity to be a guest blogger. Krystal and I were able to work together back in 2002 where we were able to build and establish a thriving Bible Study together in High School. Today I am so blessed to see how God continues to use her life to impact this generation!
Today I want to talk to you about LEADERSHIP. You may have found yourself suddenly plunged into a challenging leadership role and you are overcome by shock, fear, and disbelief. I was once in that situation, and now by Gods grace & guidance I am able to share how I was able to rise above the challenges.
So here are the TOP 5 Things I Learned About Leadership:
Eyes – A Leader has Vision
Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keepeth the law, happy is he.Proverbs 29:18
“A vision is a clear picture of what the leader sees his or her group being or doing. Great leaders know where they are going and they are able to persuade others to follow.”
"Vision = direction & restraint"
"No vision = frustration & distraction"
Head – A Leader Plans well
If anyone does not know how to manage his own family, how can he take care of God's church? 1 Timothy 3:5
A leader that has his Life in order, can lead well in God’s house. We must organize so we don’t agonize.
“When we fail to plan, we plan to fail.”
We must be good planers, so we can enjoy the fruit of our labor.
Hands – A Leader Serves others
Jesus Mission statement:
“Just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many." Matthew 20:28
As leader we live to serve others. Our hands should be exhausted from serving others.
Delegation should only to take place when give others the opportunity to fulfill there potential in life.
We as leaders need purse the TOWEL not the TITLE of Leadership.
Feet - Walk in step w/ God
We should stay in step with Gods plan, so we can lead others in the right direction.
For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Jeremiah 29:11
Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God's will is--his good, pleasing and perfect will. Romans 12:2
"Follow me as I follow Christ" – Apostle Paul
“Leadership is modeled. People do what people see”
Heart – A Leader Has a Shepherds heart
"I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep.”
"I am the good shepherd; I know my sheep and my sheep knowme” John 10
Good Shepherds Do right, then feel good Rather than Feel good, then do right.
The opposite of a shepherd is A Hirelings Mind-Set:
Trying to be liked rather than respected
Not keeping criticism objective and constructive
Not developing accountability and sense of responsibility among team members
Treating everyone the same way
Failing to keep people informed
You may feel like you can be a Good Leader. The bible is full of ordinary people that did extraordinary works for God.
Gideon (Weak & Poor) – Defeated his enemy’s army as numerous as the sand of the seashore
Moses (Speech disorder & Angry) – Lead Millions to freedom
Rahab (Prostitute) - Saved her household & help assist in the fulfillment of Gods promise to Israel
Job (Bankrupt) – Was blessed double
Noah (A drunk) – Saved mankind & the human race.
Peter (Cusser) – Became the Rock of the Church & Successor of Christ
Paul (Murderer) – Started the greatest church planting ministry in the world