As we contemplate the subject of leadership and the life that makes it effective, there are two points I would like to make in this introduction:
1.You need to give serious thought to what you will say when you are asked to explain your life: Reasons or Results? Everybody will give either of the two. The unprofitable servant in the Bible gave reasons while the other people gave results.
One of the signs that a person is developing the leadership life is that he or she offers you results: not reasons why results couldn’t be achieved. Indeed, every Christian must conduct the affairs of his life with the knowledge that someday we will all give account of our walk here on the earth. You need to decide whether you will offer God results like the good servants in Jesus’ parable of the talents or excuses like the unfaithful servant.
2.There are 3 groups in the church, that is, in the body of Christ: Give Me People (these are below average; about 60% of Christians fall into this category), Use Me People (these are average Christians, about 30% fall into this category) and Make Me People (this is the leadership class; only about 10% of Christians fall into this category). God doesn’t use people, He makes people and you must never forget that. The goal of “use me” people is the pursuit of power and not the development of character. Pursue the development of character and not just power.
PRAYER: Lord, I pray for power to produce results and not reasons when life comes with questions and challenges in Jesus’ name. Amen!
BIBLE IN A YEAR: Judges 15:1-16:31, John 2:1-25, Psalm 103:1-22, Proverbs 14:17-19