Leaders Set The Pace

Your life has the opportunity to influence in so many ways. The problem is that many of these opportunities are either ignored or not even seen.

Reading Job 29, you see an individual who looked out, saw needs and met them. He was a one man servolution. It comes in response to his ‘friends’ and their determined effort to have him confess to guilty pleasures, some secret sin in his life, something that obviously wasn’t there. It would have been easy to confess to something bearing in mind the circumstances he found himself in, easy to think that they may have been right.

But Job stood strong.
Job was very self-aware. He knew where he had come from, what his life represented, that amongst his community he was a leader, someone that people looked to.

Leaders set the mood.
Leaders set the pace.
Leaders do this not only for themselves but for the community in which they live.
Job was a man of integrity.
He was also a man of influence too.

v25 ‘I was their leader, establishing the mood & setting the pace by which they lived. Where I led, they followed.’ [message]

Does your life stand up to the tests of integrity and influence?
Are the strong enough to hold you when others would push you to compromise?

Big Hairy Audacious Goals

On the first Sunday of every month I do a leadership session. It’s just a small group of Xcel Darlington partners but they are there because the want to grow, develop as leaders and hopefully, become the people God needs them to become to take Xcel Darlington where God wants to take it!

They have been reading Courageous Leadership by Bill Hybels. That book affected me. That’s why I recommended it. It challenged me on how I view leadership.

In the book he talks about ‘Big Hairy Audacious Goals’. Asked the team to think about some ‘Big Hairy Audacious Goals’ for Xcel Darlington. Wondering how brave they have been. How far will they go? Will they be BIG enough? Will they be truly AUDACIOUS? Hope so. Whatever – I am looking forward to discovering what they think could happen in the future of Xcel Darlington.

The next 3 months are going to be amazing – truly believe that Xcel Darlington has the potential to explode over the next 90 days.

What would your ‘Big Hairy Audacious Goals’ be?
Where do you think your church has the potential to go in the next 90 days?