Develop Your LEADERSHIP
Develop Your LEADERSHIP
Working with others can be difficult and that is why we need all the help we can get from our Heavenly Father. He will guide us and give us wisdom to do the tasks that are set before us. He will equip us and give us strength; we are not alone.
P – Pray for guidiance that God will be you day by day and go before you in everything that you do and say. You will be surprised at how much better your day will go. Pray for opportunities to be a blessing to others. You will be amazed at the results of this prayer.
A – Admit areas of weakness in your life to God. Be humble and seek the forgiveness of others where you have been careless, and maybe caused hurt feelings. Be willing to make necessary changes in the way you present your opinion, or just be quiet.
S – Seek a deeper relationship with God. Ask God to help you grow in your love for him and toward others. Seek to improve those relationships with those around you. Be willing to listen with an open mind and heart when others talk to you about things about yourself. Seek to let go of a defensive nature that is typical when others give advice to you.
S – Serve others. Jesus was a servant to all. Have a humble attitude on what office or title that you are given. Give of yourself in tome to help those who are under your leadership in ways that they will see you really care for them not just for your own position. Let them see Jesus in you.
I – Initiate changes slowly. Remember that others have feelings, too. You may like the idea, but give it time considering others. If it is change for your comfort, let it go if necessary. If it is in the best interest of the whole Body of Christ, do it slowing in regards to others. Initiate things that will bring the body closer together so all can work toward the same common goals.
O – Order others in your leadership carefully. Present requests…not commands. Let others see you as a compassionate and caring leader. Let them see you participate personally in their ministries to give support. Show up to give encouragement when they are sick. Don’t send someone else to do your job. No one will replace you when it comes to building bridges between you and those whom you serve.
N – Neighborly gestures are excellent ways to build bridges with your peers, community, and church – even family. How often have you received a thoughtful note just for begin kind to someone? Notes are not out of style and are sometimes just the thing that will touch a heart at the right moment in some special or critical way. Baking something and taking to someone who is alone, or stopping by to pay a brief visit can make someone’s day brighter. Letting someone know you are praying for them can motivate them for another week or two. Take time to be friendly, caring, considerate, and helpful to those around you, will not only help them, but it will change you.
© Kidzministry.net Jeanne McIntosh 2010.