Terry Baxter Devotional

Motivations Of The Leader/Organizer: Romans 12:8c

Motivations Of The Leader/Organizer: Romans 12:8c
“8) or he who exhorts, in his exhortation; he who gives, with liberality; he who leads, with diligence; he who shows mercy, with cheerfulness.” Romans‬ ‭12:8‬
We now come to the organizers. They are great at juggling details and planning events. They are the brains behind most mobilizing and pulling together successful ministries or events. Without them all kinds of things fall through the cracks.
6. MOTIVATIONAL GRACE OF ORGANIZING: Romans 12:8c A. Example: Nehemiah B. Guiding Scripture: Romans 12:14 C. Characteristics of this gift: 1) Able to visualize steps needed to complete task. (Neh. 2:7-8) 2) Need for loyalty in his team. (Neh. 5:1-13) 3) Ability to recruit others and delegate tasks. (Neh. 4:13) 4) Can withstand critics and opposition to the task. (Neh. 4:8-18) 5) Breaks the project down to many easy small jobs. (Neh. 3:1-32) 6) Decisive and alert to details. 7) Perseveres through to completion and clean up.
D. Weaknesses inherent in the gift: 1) Viewing people as resources to complete a task. 2) Showing favoritism to loyal people on the team. 3) Misusing delegation to avoid personal work. 4) Putting projects ahead of the value of people. 5) Overlooking workers faults or expressed needs. 6) Failure to clearly explain a process or give credit to others. 7) Forcing personal decisions or procedures on others.
Daily Bible Commentary By Terry Baxter: Cofounder of GoServ Global