Lead with Your Strengths
In case you’re wondering whether or not God wants you to succeed, the answer is a resounding ‘Yes!’ He told the Israelites, ‘I am the Lord your God, who teaches you to profit, who leads you by the way you should go.’
But you’ll only succeed if you know and do the right things. Only as the leader grows, will the company or ministry grow.
It’s amazing how much time, money and energy we spend on things that can’t produce growth. Logos, websites, brochures and slogans are all important, but they’ll never make up for incompetent leadership.
So what should you do?
Once you know you’re walking in God’s will and your private life is in order, the keys to success are priorities and concentration.
A well-known pastor and business leader offers the following guidelines:
1) Focus 70 per cent of your energy on developing your strengths. Effective leaders who reach their potential spend more time on what they do well than on what they do badly.
2) Focus 25 per cent on new things. If you want to get better you have to keep changing and improving. That means stepping out into new areas. If you dedicate time to new things related to your strong areas, you’ll grow as a leader.
3) Focus 5 per cent on areas of weakness. Nobody can entirely avoid working in their areas of weakness. (Note: we’re not talking here about sin or character weaknesses that must be dealt with.) The key is to delegate to gifted people the things that you’re not particularly good at. That way you’re free to concentrate in the areas of your God-given strengths.
‘…I am the Lord your God, who teaches you to profit…’ Isaiah 48:17 NKJV
ENCOURAGEMENT 4 TODAY
John 15:15:5, 7-16; 16:23-24
Whoever abides in me & I in him, he it is that bears much fruit! If you abide in me, & my words abide in you, ask whatever you wish, & it will be done for you. By this my father is glorified, that you bear much fruit & so prove to be my disciples. Abide in my love!
If you keep my commandments, you will abide in my love. These things I have spoken to you that my joy may be in you, & that your joy may be full! This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you.
Greater love has no one than this that someone lay down his life for his friends. You are my friends if you do what I command you! You did not choose me, but I chose you & appointed you that you should go & bear fruit!
Truly, truly, I say to you, whatever you ask of the father in my name, he will give it to you! Until now you have asked nothing
in my name. Ask, & you will receive, that your joy may be full!
Abide in Him & let His word abide in you & you will bear much fruit! Ask in His name today abiding & you will be amazed! Never delay!