DK has been talking about it for a while, i didn’t really get it for a while until this morning.
In today’s devotions i think alot of eyes were opened and fires re-ignited, Leon Fontain spoke and it was truely awesome. He opened with a passage from Eph 4:11-13, it speaks of the different giftings that God has given us each of us and the reason why he gave them to us.
He spoke about equiping people, about how its doesn’t mean, leading, modifying, caring, teaching or modelling people. How it has nothing to do with busyness, delegating, being talented or even having alot of experience. He defined it as skill development in every area of leadership. (Personal ministry, bizness, personality). It starts with unskilled people and makes them skilled in their functional gifting.
He spoke about the difference between supervising and equiping: Supervising is about monitoring those who are skilled in their areas while equiping is about people who have no skill.
You know, for most people, its about spending an eternity on their knees (I am not saying praying is wrong), others just wait for hand me downs, the rest look to others to solve their problems, the rest have reached a stage int their lives where they couldn’t careless: complacency…
The bible greatly speaks about wisdom, but you see how can you get wisdom if you have no knowledge? Wisdom has been defined as the application of knowledge. Where do we get knowledge from? The Bible, the internet, Education, reading books, learning from others, watching what others do and how they do it…the list is endless. However the thing is, Knowledge is useless without understanding. Understanding comes from meditating on the knowledge that we have obtain. It would profit us nothing to just go through a million books a year without understanding and applying what we have learnt from the books.
He also spoke about 4 Quadrants of life: Survival, Stability, Success, Significanc. For example: Your have just started a business – You keep praying, getting people to pray for you, borrowing money (Survival), You reach point where everything is running just okay(Stability), You long for more, you start to make profits, you move into a bigger place (Success) and lastly you finally attach your business to a cause, forexample – enviroment, giving 20% of your profit to an organization resettling people in a war torn land. (Significance)
He spoke to leaders, asking how do they motivate their teams. He gave an analogy of neighbour A who every morning would walk out his door and meet neighbour B constructiong his house. A would shout out and say Good Job, You’re making progress. By the 10th day B would be muttering under his breath saying “Oh, Shut up!!” However if he maybe lent him his power drill or showed him how to use one (can drill 80 nails a minute) or get him a power saw and show him how to use it skillfully.
It just got me thinking, all those links that are being dished out over at Rouge King, you may not be interested right now because its not your thing, but you never know what may happen 5 years down the road when a Fortune 500 like Walmart/CitiGroup/Nodesix require some skill from you or your company, what you gon say? Sorry that wasn’t in the syllabus?