Greetings fellow leaders!
Let’s look at the second quality of leaders who advance the vision. We said initially, this type leader is “highly responsive”. Remember, these qualities are being taken from Acts 6:1-7.
Secondly, they are responsible! “Response-able”. Advancing vision is a shared responsibility. In other words, everyone has a part. Look at vs. 3.
– Leaders share the responsibility of vision.
– The responsibility of the success of ministry is a collective responsibility. We win together.
– Then the leaders of the fathers’ houses, leaders of the tribes of Israel, the captains of thousands and of hundreds, with the officers over the king’s work, offered willingly. (I Chronicles 29:6 NKJV). Notice that the leaders were “all in” relative to supporting king David in God’s vision for Israel. They took personal responsibility in financing the work.
– All these men of war, who could keep ranks, came to Hebron with a loyal heart, to make David king over all Israel; and all the rest of Israel were of one mind to make David king. (I Chronicles 12:38 NKJV). Again, not “all” of them took responsibility to make something necessary for vision fulfillment come to fruition.
– “Responsibility” is the consistent ability to meet demands, obligations and to carry out assignments or divine mandates; the act of being accountable; a duty of flows (flows from) trust
John Maxwell categorizes leadership responsibility in 4 categories:
1) The Dropouts – leaders who give up and fail to take responsibility
2) The Cop-Outs – leaders who make excuses for why they are not responsible
3) The Hold-outs – leaders who waiver too long to take responsibility
4) The All-Outs – leaders who own responsibility and take action. It is the “all-out’s” who seize the vision! And it is the “all-outs” who advance and bring the vision to past!
Leaders who advance the vision are responsible! They don’t merely ride, they row. My question to you is, how are you doing with that? Are you doing your fair share? Are you taking responsibility for your role, assignment and tasks? Be responsible and vision will soon come to past!
Until tomorrow, Stay on Target!