It is A Team Effort

YVBanner_120Hx120W       I have been subscribing to the One Year Bible via www.YouVersion.com and reading through my subscription.  I haven’t really posted a lot about my personal devotional life and thought that now would be a great time to share what I am learning.

      In today’s reading from Joshua 7 here is what I learned.  Achan took of the accursed thing and caused a problem for the rest of Israel.  Not only was it a problem but, it took them away from the task at hand as they began working through the problem to find a solution.  It caused a redirection from the tasks at hand and caused them to spend time and resources fixing the problem.  As a leader I have to make sure that I am looking out for the spiritual well-being of everyone that I work with.  Joshua may have had all of his stuff together, but one member of his team did the wrong thing and it caused a problem for the whole team.  Make sure that you are helping other members of your team along in their relationship with God.  If they get out of step, they could cause damage to the whole team or the whole organization.  One misstep by a person at our church could create a stumbling block for the whole church, cause us to lose favor with God and the community, and even cost you your job.  How are you looking after the members of your teams?  Maybe you aren’t the leader.  Remember, that you can "lead up" and encourage the members of your team just like the person with a title can and maybe even have more influence than that person.  Everyone has a responsibility for each other.  Remember, there are two great commandments.  Love the Lord your God and Love your neighbor as yourself. 

2 Comments

  • craigo

    May 21, 2008 at 4:42 pm

    Now we understand what “leading up” means. A fabulous post! A leader is not a leader unless he has followers…… and a title doesn’t necessarily bestow followers upon anyone. What you’ve explained here is “The Secret”…… different from the book by the same name – but much more significant. Anyone, and I mean anyone, can be a leader if they chose to put the effort and committment into ‘leading up’ and building influence. You continue to rock, dude.