How many of you disqualify yourself from being an Innovative Leader? How many of you think, ‘I am not in a ministry or leadership role, therefore, I don’t really see a need to take time to discern God’s will together with others to strategically initiate a creative new direction’?
Being in full time ministry for over 20 years I learned that I was prone to seek God will for direction when I was preparing a sermon, a meeting, the budget, a youth event, and summer camp. But when it came to the home front, or the neighbourhood I lived in, I considered that my leisure time. Who needs to seek God’s will about what I do in my leisure time? Let’s just play and relax!
I am convinced that God has plans, thoughts, and desires for your family and for those in your sphere of influence. An innovative leader is not limited to a role or position in the church. An innovative leader is aware of his or her role in their family, (and workplace) and together with their family, discerns God’s will so they can be strategic. Acts 17:26-27 says that God was very strategic in choosing where you were born and where you live now. Seek him as a family to know his strategies for you at this moment in history.
From one man he has made every nationality to live over the whole earth and has determined their appointed times and the boundaries of where they live. He did this so that they might seek God, and perhaps they might reach out and find him, though he is not far from each one of us.
The truth is, everyone can be an Innovative Leader!