Happy Thursday Friends!
Emily and I are in Clemmons NC at a Leadership Conference… day one was outstanding! Looking forward to day 2!
I’m actually writing this blog from my hotel room… it’s 7:15 pm on Wed night right now. Yes, I am watching the Destiny Family Center LIVE webcast! It’s such a blessing for us to experience first hand what our internet congregation gets to experience every week. It creates the desire to make the broadcast so much better…
Our team is hanging with the lead team from Bethel Harvest Church… loving every minute of our sweet fellowship! My very dear friend Pastor Marion Dalton arrives tomorrow to join his wife Stephanie… they are amazing people and amazing leaders! Check out their website… and if you’re ever passing through Lexington KY, experience their great church first hand!
Let me leave you guys with a thought from the conference: Leadership is the stewardship of those people God has entrusted to us!
Each of us is responsible for the beautiful people God has ENTRUSTED TO US! God carefully places specific people under our care because He KNOWS things about us that we don’t even know about ourselves… He KNOWS that there is something IN US that He wants to GET INTO OTHERS! We may not feel like this is true… we may not feel like we have anything to give… and we may be tempted to politely decline this calling to lead. And if we bury our talent in the ground instead of investing it into others, we will most certainly come to the end of our lives without SUCCESSION. You see… responsible leadership is the ONLY GATEWAY to certain LEGACY! And unless we lead, our accumulated greatness dies IN US and WITH US.
Jesus was the master of succession because he was the master of leadership, capitalizing on every opportunity to ADD VALUE to his disciples. Read through Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John… and you will see that Jesus invested REAL TIME COACHING into those his Father had ENTRUSTED into his care! In THREE years, He turned a group of misfits into distinguished makers of history! This phenomena was not a glorious accident… it was the result of leadership mastery!
During this conference session, I found myself thinking about all the people GOD has ENTRUSTED to MY CARE! I accepted the very profound reality that GOD has planted these special people under MY CARE because I HAVE SOMETHING BEAUTIFUL that I AM SUPPOSED TO INVEST in them! It starts with my kids… Coree and Heaven. I want to go back home and INVEST more REAL TIME COACHING into their beautiful lives! Then, on to our close friends, our leadership team, and every beautiful person God draws to the super church I’ve been APPOINTED and ANOINTED to lead!
Simply put, each of us must accept our unique calling to lead the people God draws into our lives. Everyone can and everyone should be leading someone! We should make it one of our HIGHEST AIMS in life to ADD VALUE to others! This is the Great Commission as delivered by Jesus when he said, “Go ye into all the world and MAKE DISCIPLES…”
Have a super day you guys… I just finished praying a powerful prayer over every chuckslife blogger! As you go through your day… do some people watching. Try to IDENTIFY the special people God has ENTRUSTED into your care! Then, take a deep breath and jump head first into the amazing life of adding great value to others!! I’ll chat with everyone later…