Fulfilling the Vision – Part 3
“The following blog post is an excerpt from a new book by Errol Lawson called “The 5 Core Abilities of Highly Effective Leaders”. Errol is a business coach, best selling author and youth pastor. The book is written primarily for the Christian community but readers from all beliefs can gain great insights from his writings.”
PRINCIPLE #3: FLEXIBILITY
Great leaders stay on their toes. They understand how to adapt to new and challenging situations. They always rise to the occasion, even when it’s something they did not anticipate. Difficult financial trials, messy personal conflicts, and a whole range of other unforeseen circumstances can all present a challenge for the Christian leader.
1 Corinthians 15:58
“Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your toil is not in vain in the Lord.”
“I’m bi-vocational now,” Mike said. “I had to learn on the hoof and do my studying while I was running a church. To keep the staff and team going, we’ve had to make some alterations.” He actually went back to work as an engineer in order to lighten the financial load on his church. At one point, he was working three days a week as an engineer, running the church, and studying ministry practice—all at the same time! If you want to grow into a big vision, then you will need to cultivate the same level of flexibility and sacrifice in your own personal life.
Sometimes, flexibility means having the courage to point out when something isn’t going well. This is a conversation that never gets easier! You may risk offending, disenfranchising, or alienating others, especially those who you are working with closely. But it’s a crucial step toward progress.
2 Peter 3:17
“You therefore, beloved, knowing this beforehand, be on your guard so that you are not carried away by the error of unprincipled men and fall from your own steadfastness,”
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