Building A Strong Church Leadership (Part 10)
Text: Exodus 31:1-6; 1 Sam 16:17-22; 1 Kings 7:9-14; Prov 22:29
Memory Verse: Exod 31:2-3 See, I have called by name Bezaleel,...And I have filled him with the Spirit of God, in wisdom, and in understanding, and in knowledge, and in all manner of workmanship".
In the conclusion of our teaching you must know that God calls specific people for particular work when certain projects are determined to be achieved in His Kingdom, even so in the church today there are things that require some specialists to do it better. You may be that right person that is needed to achieve this particular thing in the body of Christ. So when your attention is needed never give any excuse that will stop you from fulfilling divine instruction from above for there your blessing lies. Acts 26:19
A - DISCOVER YOUR AREA OF CALLING AND GIFTING
- There is always some potentials, gifts or talents in someone that makes him or her unique or different from others. This gift of God makes the person to be desired in his or her field of life. Prov 18:16, Prov 20:5.
- According to the specific names we saw in the above scriptures, you will see God saying He has filled them with Spirit of God in wisdom, understanding, knowledge and all manner of workmanship. Prov 22:29
- When God wanted Moses to build the Tabernacle he mentioned Bezaleel and Aholiab and some others that their names were not mentioned but these two were the best among them. Ex. 31:1-6.
- When king Saul needed the anointing of a specialised musician for freedom during his attacks David was called by name to minister to him. 1 Sam 16:17-22.
- When king Solomon needed a man to give him the best work in using brass to carve things for the house of God and his house, Hiram of Tyre was sought for to do the work. 1 kings 7:13-14.
- During the earthly ministry of Jesus Christ, there were many people ministering to him and his disciples but some names were so specific among them, Mary Magdalene, Joanna and Susanna, you still see "And Many Others" which means these three very outstanding in their service and commitment. Many your name always appear when Kingdom service is needed. Luke 8:1-3.
- David was not around when a selection for kingship was going on but the position was reserved for him because he was the choice of God. No one could take his place, it was not a ceremonial title but a responsibility. Though his brothers were soldiers in Saul's army but non was qualified to be the king of Israel, still the oil of God upon him secured him the first place in Saul's army afterward. 1 Sam 16:1-13, 1 Sam 17:1-58.
B - MAKE YOUR SELF AVAILABLE TO FULFILL YOUR CALLING
- It is difficult to run a ministry and fulfill it where church workers come when they want. Disciples must be on time to set up things for the multitude that come late to church to enjoy until they are matured to understand the word of God. Heb 5:12-14; 1 Cor 3:1-2; Eph 4:12-14.
- The church needs a driver, a person that can run errands when necessary, a qualified secretary one who can fulfill all secretarial duties, trained and qualified workers in each department like Ushers, Cleaners, Protocols, Technicians, Musicians, Singers, Finance, Evangelism, Follow-up, Leaders of Women, Men, Youth department, Deacons/nesses, Elders, Ministers both those on full-time, lay-ministers, volunteers and many more. Rom 12:4-8, 1 Cor 4:1-2; Col 4:17
- No one need to be forced to do God's work because each one of us will receive our reward according to our labour. As we have earlier said, many will go to heaven but they will regret all through eternity because they have done the work of God with wrong motives. Some think they are wise, but later they will know that they have fooled themselves. 1 Cor 3:9-15,18-20.
God deserves the best of us, we are created for his pleasure and we must do it sacrificially. Sometimes we force ourselves into a department where our services are not needed because we just want to be recognized, yet that labour has no reward because you already got what you are looking for, RECOGNITION and FAME. Nevertheless your man of God may assign a particular work you don't like to you, you have great reward because you have done that work in loyalty service the Lord. Col 3:22-25; Eph 6:5-8; Eccl 12:7-14.