A Kingdom Leader is not only focused on production but is also looking to be very effective in their activity. One of the most dangerous thought patterns that can develop for a leader is laziness. You can begin to avoid activity or exertion. You pass on difficult assignments to others or you ignore vital activities that must be done for the ministry to be very effective.
When is the last time you had a personal conversation with other leaders, donors, staff and volunteers around this ministry? Do you initiate contact with them to show that you care? Do you call up others personally and ask how they are doing? Do you pray for those people in your private prayer time? Do you feel too tired to call and go see others? Are you isolated as a leader because of pressure and an overwhelming work load? What about your spouse? Children?
Peter is reflecting on his own life as he sits in prison in Rome. He says it is possible for a Christian to be ineffective and unproductive. Useless and empty for the Kingdom of God. That causes me to feel some alarm. We must add things to our faith so that we do not become so useless to our Lord.
2 Peter 1:8 (ESV)
For if these qualities6 are yours and are increasing, they keep you from being ineffective or nunfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.
We pray that you do not overlook key relationships because your activity prevents it. Love others in the same way Christ set his priorities. Reorganize your activities now.
Cathy and Danny Sartin
6 Greek these things; also verses 9, 10, 12
n See John 15:2; Titus 3:14
The Holy Bible: English Standard Version. (2016). (2 Pe 1:8). Wheaton, IL: Crossway Bibles.
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Four decade veteran of youth ministry in churches, Youth For Christ and now is the Founder and Executive Director of Deeper Still Missions. Danny and his wife Cathy spend most of their time mentoring missionaries in Africa, Europe, Central America and North America. Future opportunities include South America and the Asia Pacific area.