The first characteristic of a good leader is that they
are a good team
player. God always makes and molds the "man"
before the ministry. He will require us to work in the
vineyard of another before He will give us our own
vineyard. He will test our serventhood and our
willingness to help build the vision of another. Our
character is revealed and molded as we work in
relationship with others who have different personality
styles, motivations and visions that we do.
will require us to be accountable to others so "iron can
sharpen iron" and our rough edges will be
sanded down and polished. While we learn to be flexible,
patient, submissive, peaceful, faithful, supportive,
joyful, encouraging, respectful etc. we are being
transformed into the image of Jesus Christ.
God will even
drive us into the wilderness to be tested,
like He did Jesus in Matthew 4. We must learn to walk in
the Spirit in all situations and to have the heart of a
minister with all types of co-workers before we are
ready to lead.
Do you have the
heart of an armor bearer or do you need shaping?
Put yourself in the shoes of your family
or leadership. If we ask them,
would they say that you have these
characteristics? Pretend that they were rating your
support and place the appropriate number by each line.
0 - never 1- rarely
2 - sometimes 3 - usually
4 - mostly
make your desires known
in the form of a demand or you command them?
have negative reactions to their new ideas, criticize
make them feel disrespected, fearful, hopeless,
disillusioned or discouraged?
feel resentful over past issues when they did not do it
pull apart from them in a crises rather than pull
become pushy, elevating
your insights and spiritual revelation over theirs?
usurp authority or undermine other people's confidence
in their qualifications?
compare them negatively to your own gifts and abilities?
don't fit in with or give full support to their vision,
often start to dominate with words, your feelings,
attitudes or use tears?
seduce others to
separate or divide with your false accusations?
have sacrificed harmony and unity just to prove your
have become rigid, hard-nosed
or unyielding rather than flexible?
have presented them as unwelcome, mediocre or as a
become disloyal under stress, causing others to dislike
and reject them?
have to be in the lead or try manipulate your way into
shut down communication, pout or withdraw to punish
have unrealistic expectations and exert undue pressure
on them to perform?
undermine other's ability to trust their leadership by
your innuendos or gossip?
cause their progress to be delayed or their
contributions to be unheard?
must have special attention, be catered to or want to be
on a pedestal?
distract the focus of the house from being on Jesus to
being on yourself?
tend to do your part late, half-way or with a less than
have to be thanked, appreciated or rewarded to keep
require coaching and supervision to complete basic job
cause others to doubt
the intentions and motivations of the leadership?
try to control their direction, anointing or compete for
that you tend to misrepresent their actions and their
heart to others?
emphasize their weaknesses and don't forget their past
focus on your own short-term desires rather than long
term (eternal) goals?
Go ahead and subtract
all your points from 120 (i.e. 120-40=80) We let you
start with 120 to give you the benefit of the doubt.
If you still failed,
you are surely sowing seed that you will not want to
reap when you are elevated to leadership.
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