Dear Fellow Young Leader (Part 1)
Dear Fellow Young Leader,
Let me first start this off with saying I am young, I am 24 years old and have been in “full-time” “vocational” ministry for about 3 years. In my short 3 years of ministry I have learned a lot and I constantly am looking to learn more. I felt a burden and an obligation to write out a few things I have learned and that have tremendously helped me as a leader. Over the next few days I will post more lessons I have learned… Hope these help…
- Your effectiveness as a leader is only as deep as your personal walk with Jesus!
Let me say it a different way… Maybe you are not where you want to be in your leadership… I would ask if you are truly where you need to be spiritually…
Simply put… Read your bible (Daily), Pray (continually), Listen to the Holy Spirit and other, older, wiser leaders (always).
Matthew 6:6 New International Version (NIV)
6 But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father,(A) who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.
Luke 6:45 New International Version (NIV)
45 A good man brings good things out of the good stored up in his heart, and an evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in his heart. For the mouth speaks what the heart is full of.
I am most on top of my leadership “game” when I am most filled spiritually.
2. Be Present!!!
God often looks for those of us who are available… Bottom line you aren’t available to be used when you are always on your phone!!!
The best gift you can give the people you lead is your full attention.
Jesus the greatest leader ever made it known that He is always present…
Emmanuel = God with us…
If Jesus is always present I better at least try my best to be present and live in the moment I am currently in. Thats where God uses us the most!!!
Show the people that you are with, whether in a meeting or just hanging out, that you actually care enough to be with them!