youth worker, youth ministry, power

The Power

By Doug Franklin November 2, 2009

Leadership power is directly related to relationship with God. If we are in step with God, obeying his direction in our lives, then our leadership will flow out of that direction giving us power. What does this mean for us?

1.    Listen to God not common sense
If we are led by God He will call us to do crazy things. Just read your Bible. God does not do the ordinary; he uses the ordinary to do extraordinary things. Too many of us would rather listen to common sense because it’s safer than listening to God. God will call you to do risky stuff because He doesn’t really show His power if you do something you can do. You have to do stuff only He can do to see His power. (I feel like Dwight trying to figure out if Jim is his enemy)

2.    See the big picture
Only those that see the invisible will do the impossible. I love that quote because I think this is what leaders must do. It’s like in the Indian Jones and the Last Crusade, when Harrison Ford has to cross the invisible bridge. Leaders cross invisible bridges because they know what is on the other side before they get there. Many of you know your ministry could be better or more impactful, but to get there you are going to have to fight some big battles as a leader. Start fighting.

3.    Realize God’s placement
You are leading your ministry because God put you there. The same God who put the fish in the ocean and the stars in the sky put you in leadership and gave you everything you need to lead that ministry. So start leading, get up and move forward. The Kingdom of God is on the move, taking territory and bringing peace. Will you play your role?

About the Author

Doug Franklin

Doug Franklin is the president of LeaderTreks, an innovative leadership development organization focusing on students and youth workers. Doug and his wife, Angie, live in West Chicago, Illinois. They don’t have any kids, but they have 2 dogs that think they are children. Diesel and Penelope are Weimaraners  who never leave their side. Doug grew up in…  Read More