We were blessed to have an incredible ministry organization be a part of our service yesterday morning and it is also such a blessing when they come and share the amazing, life-changing testimonies that are taking place. For their longevity as an organization and the impact they are making, pastor reminded us of the truth of one of Maxwell's primary points... "Organizations rise and fall with leadership".
As we expounded yesterday, it doesn't matter how large the organization or the church, or the family that matter... if the one(s) leading it are unhealthy, then thus under it's authority will suffer. For in all three instances, the world is set to take you out.
The world doesn't want your organization to do well.
The world doesn't want your church to gain ground for eternity.
The world doesn't want your home to survive.
Thus, any chink in the armor it can throw, plan on getting it.
Any attempt to derail, plan on getting thrown off-course.
Any attempt to distract and detour, plan for the unexpected to occur, from both left and right-field.
Who leadership surrounds themselves with, then becomes a critical matter. For those who truly your have your backs will be the ones who will speak life in a moment of solace. The conversation may hard to swallow and difficult to hear, but it takes a special kind of person to discuss the truth with others when dangerous territory is on the horizon. It doesn't matter of it's at an organization level, a ministry group or the home-front, those in charge need people will help them do well and even do better because of the wisdom and love they bring to the table through the power of relationship.
So, will you join me this day? Pray for leadership that finds itself in difficult places. May God grant them wisdom and discernment in the challenges that they face. Pray for friends, who will have an awareness and speak life and perspective into matters and areas of concern. May the words fall on hearts that will receive, even thought it be hard to hear. Pray for revelation and insight as they proceed, that God would go before them and prepare the way; for greater impact for the cause of Christ.
Thank you my friends
As we do our part to glorify God
And impact our world for Christ.
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