My spiritual gift is administration. The spiritual gift of administration is a special God-given ability to plan, organize tasks, and follow through or to steer a ship (ministry, task, organization.) People with this gift ensure the success of a project by clarifying goals and helping others work together. Administrators usually have one of two leadership styles. One organizes things, events or programs. The other organizes people and emphasizes personal relationships and leadership responsibilities.
In spiritual gift studies, administration is the one that always leads the way for my life. There are others and when I'm not called to lead I find my stronghold in them.
I think it is important as a leader to look at Christ and how he leads. He starts at the bottom. He becomes familiar with his workers. We goot wash some feet. Even in his goodness and power, he is humble. When our mindset is to follow his model of servant leadership, where we lead will thrive.
We must find ourselves stooping, not looming over those we lead. We must tend to the relationships of those who work alongside us, and there will be less monitoring because workers thrive with a drive when they are encouraged and used.
Humility, a modest or low view of one's own importance, does not mean we are less important. To be humble means, we are secure in our righteousness through faith and putting others in a position of success delivers a stronger program, body, organization. A real leader loves.
In Romans 5:1-11 Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand. And we boast in the hope of the glory of God. Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us. You see, at just the right time, when we were still powerless, Christ died for the ungodly. Very rarely will anyone die for a righteous person, though for a good person someone might possibly dare to die. But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Since we have now been justified by his blood, how much more shall we be saved from God’s wrath through him! For if, while we were God’s enemies, we were reconciled to him through the death of his Son, how much more, having been reconciled, shall we be saved through his life! Not only is this so, but we also boast in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received reconciliation.
Whatever we do, we must first know that we are where God wants us to be. We must ask ourselves, what might I do in this to glorify your name, in this place, as I serve alongside you?
Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. Ephesians 4:2
Each day, this is my heart's desire. Sometimes I fail. God teaches me. I learn. I try again. God is good. I want to thrive and help others thrive!
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