|We have different gifts, according to the grace given us. If a man's gift is prophesying, let him use it in proportion to his faith. If it is serving, let him serve; if it is teaching, let him teach; if it is encouraging, let him encourage; if it is contributing to the needs of others, let him give generously; if it is leadership, let him govern diligently; if it is showing mercy, let him do it cheerfully.|
|Having then gifts differing according to the grace that is given to us, whether prophecy, let us prophesy according to the proportion of faith; Or ministry, let us wait on our ministering: or he that teacheth, on teaching; Or he that exhorteth, on exhortation: he that giveth, let him do it with simplicity; he that ruleth, with diligence; he that sheweth mercy, with cheerfulness.|
Notice that when it comes to the gift of leadership, diligence is the measure.
Today we may want to emphasize networking, or the ability to sway people toward a goal, but the Scripture puts value in consistency.
Talent is not enough to lead well. It takes the daily application of leadership to be effective for God's purposes.
It is the daily grind that forms the leader to used by the Master; this is as true today as it was back then.
Today's commentary by:
Dave Whitehead, Senior Pastor, Grace NYC