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When King David was proclaimed king of Israel, more than 330,000 men of valía, experts in the sword, spear, arrow, sling, and all kinds of weapons of war, came to Hebron. Everyone was ready to proclaim him as king. Among them were 30 men of the tribe of Issachar, men of vision, "wise in the times, who knew the condition and necessity of the people" (1 Chronicles 11:32). Therefore, the people obeyed them.
Our vision forges us. Our vision controls us. Our vision determines who we are and what we want to be one day. Our vision determines the type of leadership we want to offer.
A leader with vision, conviction, determination and healthy purpose is worth more than 100 with only aspirations.
The best leader is the one who models the words of Paul 1 of Thessalonians 2: 8. Our ministry should not be just a profession, it should be a way of life, because we do it for the glory and honor of Christ, He called us.
In the eyes of Christ there are no insignificants, we all have the same value and importance. There are no great or small, there are only disciples of Christ. The servant of Christ, does not react, only responds with love and humility. In the pastoral or service of the Lord, production or numbers are important, but never like people.
The servant of the Lord directs with vision and mobilizes the people with honrado authority. Since that has not earned him in the service, or because of his rank, titles or position.
The decisive line in the church is not from church to pastor, it is from pastor to church. More or less this is the form; Christ, pastor, deacons or elders, leadership team, committees, officers and congregation. In the book of Acts chapter 6, it was the twelve apostles who called the meeting of the assembly, it was not the leadership team or administrative committee, they were the ones called by Christ.
In the modern world, communication is paramount, but pastoral leadership is indispensable. That is why the leader must have the ability to communicate the vision that God has given him for his church. "Where there is no vision, the people perish" (Proverbs 29:18) When it is not transmitted and assimilated by the congregation, the people are rampant. An dietario without vision, only asks for failure.
Do this: 1. Define your goal. What is it that God wants to do here, under my direction? 2. Keep the flame burning. Communicate, speak, expose, write, illustrate, Etc. But keep the goal fresh before the people. 3. Never lose track, do not follow rabbits coming out on the road. 4. Show gratitude and credit to the credit you deserve. Make a list of blessings and achievements and thank God. (Philippians 4: 4-9, 1 of Thess 5: 16-18) 5) Do not lose patience. One of the virtues and fruit of the Spirit is patience. (2 Peter 1: 5-7 and Galatians 5: 22-24) Do not throw in the towel. You and I, we are only sowers, God is the one who gives the growth (1 Corinthians 3: 7, 6) Involve as many people as possible. Pray, make plans and the victory will be safe. "He who fails to plan, plans to fail." 7. Remember, you are the agent of change. As Maxwell says and well said: "Everything rises and falls into leadership" The sons of Issachar were successful with the people, because: 1. They knew the times; 2 They knew the direction the people should take, they knew their needs and 3. The people followed them. You will have the support, cooperation and drive of the people, because you are the man called by God to feed the flock. Hands on, in the name of the Lord!
"Strive diligently to present yourself to God approved, as a worker who does not have to be ashamed, who uses the word of truth well" (2 Timothy 2:15)
Author: Daniel Sotelo
Born in Guadalajara, Jalisco, he emigrated to the United States in 1950. He studied at California Baptist University and at Golden Gate Baptist Tehological Seminary, obtaining his baccalaureate and was recently honored with a PhD. Since 1954 he has been a pastor in 4 churches and has served as moderator in three Baptist Associations in different areas of California. He has been president of the National Baptist and California Fellowship, in addition to serving as Vice President of the California Baptist Convention. He has traveled and preached in 55 countries.
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