Yesterday, I met with two teams; Mavuno’s executive team that gives big picture leadership to Mavuno and my senior pastor’s team that helps coordinate & execute my leadership role. Both teams are new this year, and are answers to prayers I prayed mid last year, when I felt completely overwhelmed & outstripped by my leadership responsibilities at Mavuno. These teams will free me this year to do what only I can do. As I met them, I marveled at how gifted each person on those teams is. And consequently how I need to up my game as a leader in order to lead such extraordinary people.
That’s why I love my brief for today. In John 12:49-50, Jesus says ‘for I did not speak of my own accord, but the Father who sent me commanded me what to say and how to say it. I know that his commands lead to eternal life. So whatever I say is just what the Father has told me to say’.
One of my mentors recently spoke to me about the importance of being a ‘separated leader’. This is a leader who leads not out of giftedness, determination, hard work or instinct, because there is a level of leadership where these qualities though important are not enough. But this person leads out of spiritual authority developed from time spent with God. Both Moses and Jesus were separated leaders.
Lord, please help me to be a separated leader. One who hears your voice very clearly and who then leads people to life, because he/she leads or speaks only out of what God has revealed. Help me practice listening to you throughout the day. I pray that I will model this kind of leadership for all those who learn from me, including my children. AMEN