Sight, voice, touch, smell, and hearing. In order to create effective leadership one should be able to tap into these senses on a regular basis. From the start we must have vision. Without vision, your team and/or your youth group will drift away until there is nothing. So, how do you see with the eyes of a leader? I'm so glad you asked! The Lord will provide vision and sometimes, that may come from another person. Stick to your vision, even when those around may mock or disagree with it.
"People won't walk across the street to hear my voice but will come around the world to hear the gospel." I have heard PG say this multiple times. Its the God in you that makes the difference. Proverbs 18:21 "The tongue has the power of life and death, and those who love it will eat its fruit." God uses us to help others as long as we have an open mind and heart. Proverbs 23:7 "As a man thinketh in his heart so is he" When we become praise focused we allow ourselves to speak power which could be monumental to one seeking direction.
In 1 Peter he says imitation of Christ requires walking in this world the way Jesus walked. Its important to realize that God uses us to do His work. When you are transparent with God and allow Him to touch your life it will become the reason you do what you do. In doing this, you open yourself up to receive the healing God has for you.
What do you smell like? Effective leaders hear things differently, talk differently, and think differently. So again, what do you smell like? When you are gone from a room does your scent linger? Wherever we are we are leaving a trail, make sure yours is the fragrance of a King.
Leaders have a trained ear. It doesn't just come one day. When you hear the voice of the Lord, things change. The closer you get, the clearer things become.
I have heard of people that question His existence because the lack of one or more of these senses. But this is the way the Lord communicates to His leaders. He isn't missing or absent you just have to recognize the way He chooses to communicate with you.
Have a blessed week,
Verse of the week: Hebrews 13:7 "Remember your leaders, who spoke the word of God to you. Consider the outcome of their way of life and imitate their faith"