Pioneering with a team #6 The Leadership Gift

Quick use it! Let’s go! They like to see all the pieces coming together

They don’t care who gets the credit – Just get it done! “

– Harry S Truman “It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit”.

– John Maxwell: 

“Leadership is influence – no more, no less”. 

“If you think you are leading, but no-one is following, you are just taking a walk”. 

“When the real leader speaks, everyone listens”.

Rom 12:3-8 NIV

For by the grace given me I say to every one of you: Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought, but rather think of yourself with sober judgment, in accordance with the faith God has distributed to each of you. (4) For just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function, (5) so in Christ we, though many, form one body, and each member belongs to all the others. (6) We have different gifts, according to the grace given to each of us. If your gift is prophesying, then prophesy in accordance with your faith; (7) if it is serving, then serve; if it is teaching, then teach; (8) if it is to encourage, then give encouragement; if it is giving, then give generously; if it is to lead, do it diligently; if it is to show mercy, do it cheerfully.

-They like to see movement, momentum. Momentum = speed x direction x mass (of people and resource and opportunities).

-Watch over direction 

-Watch over speed Quickly – get it done – fix it – Let’s Go!

-Watch over resources (logistics) 

Who’s in charge here, you or me. If you, I’m on your team. If me, let’s go together. 

Needs attention

-Doing it all, because no-one else is good enough

-Ready, fire … aim!

-not being a team player

OT examples: -Jethro-

Exodus 18:13-26 NIV

The next day Moses took his seat to serve as judge for the people, and they stood around him from morning till evening. (14) When his father-in-law saw all that Moses was doing for the people, he said, “What is this you are doing for the people? Why do you alone sit as judge, while all these people stand around you from morning till evening?” (15) Moses answered him, “Because the people come to me to seek God’s will. (16) Whenever they have a dispute, it is brought to me, and I decide between the parties and inform them of God’s decrees and instructions.” (17) Moses’ father-in-law replied, “What you are doing is not good. (18) You and these people who come to you will only wear yourselves out. The work is too heavy for you; you cannot handle it alone. (19) Listen now to me and I will give you some advice, and may God be with you. You must be the people’s representative before God and bring their disputes to him. (20) Teach them his decrees and instructions, and show them the way they are to live and how they are to behave. (21) But select capable men from all the people—men who fear God, trustworthy men who hate dishonest gain—and appoint them as officials over thousands, hundreds, fifties and tens. (22) Have them serve as judges for the people at all times, but have them bring every difficult case to you; the simple cases they can decide themselves. That will make your load lighter, because they will share it with you. (23) If you do this and God so commands, you will be able to stand the strain, and all these people will go home satisfied.” (24) Moses listened to his father-in-law and did everything he said. (25) He chose capable men from all Israel and made them leaders of the people, officials over thousands, hundreds, fifties and tens. (26) They served as judges for the people at all times. The difficult cases they brought to Moses, but the simple ones they decided themselves.

NT examples:- Jesus – The 4 Gospels!!!-

Luke 5:6-11 NIV

When they had done so, they caught such a large number of fish that their nets began to break. 7 So they signaled their partners in the other boat to come and help them, and they came and filled both boats so full that they began to sink. (8) When Simon Peter saw this, he fell at Jesus’ knees and said, “Go away from me, Lord; I am a sinful man!” 9 For he and all his companions were astonished at the catch of fish they had taken, 10 and so were James and John, the sons of Zebedee, Simon’s partners.

Then Jesus said to Simon, “Don’t be afraid; from now on you will fish for people.” 11 So they pulled their boats up on shore, left everything and followed him.

Luke 5:27-28 NIV

After this, Jesus went out and saw a tax collector by the name of Levi sitting at his tax booth. “Follow me,” Jesus said to him, 28 and Levi got up, left everything and followed him.

NT examples:- Jesus – Paul –

2 Timothy 2:2 NIV

And the things you have heard me say in the presence of many witnesses entrust to reliable people who will also be qualified to teach others.

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