Friday Night – 5 May 2021 – Leadership Summit VOC
THE HEART OF LEADERSHIP
Turn with me in your bibles to 1 Samuel 17:32-40
I have entitled my message – THE HEART OF LEADERSHIP
1 Samuel 17:32-40 32 David said to Saul, “Let no one lose heart on account of this Philistine; your servant will go and fight him.”33 Saul replied, “You are not able to go out against this Philistine and fight him;
you are only a young man, and he has been a warrior from his youth.”
34 But David said to Saul, “Your servant has been keeping his father’s sheep. When a lion or a bear came and carried off a sheep from the flock, 35 I went after it, struck it and rescued the sheep from its mouth.
When it turned on me, I seized it by its hair, struck it and killed it.
36 Your servant has killed both the lion and the bear; this uncircumcised Philistine will be like one of them, because he has defied the armies of the living God.
37 The Lord who rescued me from the paw of the lion and the paw of the bear will rescue me from the
hand of this Philistine.”Saul said to David, “Go, and the Lord be with you.
”38 Then Saul dressed David in his own tunic. He put a coat of armor on him and a bronze helmet on his head.
39 David fastened on his sword over the tunic and tried walking around, because he was not used to them.“I cannot go in these,” he said to Saul, “because I am not used to them.” So he took them off.
40 Then he took his staff in his hand, chose five smooth stones from the stream, put them in the
pouch of his shepherd’s bag and, with his sling in his hand, approached the Philistine.
What is in the Fathers heart ?
1. Stewarding what’s in the heart of the Father not what’s in your heart is pivotal.
Submission on your terms is not submission it’s silent rebellion.
2. We will struggle to lead at the level we should if we are struggle to receive the love of the Father
How can you give love , when you cannot receive love
3. Sonship is critical to effective leadership – John 15-19-20
Sonship is a heart that feels at rest and secure in Gods love. It believes it belongs it is free from shame and self-condemnation it walks in honour toward all people and it is willing to humble itself before man and God. It is subject to Gods mission to experience His love and to give it away. – Jack Frost
Spirit of sonship says I am a treasured and favored son or daughter of the most High God
We live in a culture where ppl value titles because they lack sonship
4. The greatest honour for Jesus was not to be the messiah but to be a son – Luke 22:41-43
A lack of sonship leads to ambition, Ambition is the number one enemy of anointing Because ambition is built on self Ambition results in a deep inner struggle with competition, rivalry, and jealousy, that leaves you with an ever pervading sense of restlessness—the feeling that there is something more that I have to do or put in order to feel valued, affirmed, accepted, or like I belong.
5. When fruit is your focus, relationship just becomes a tool to be leveraged to get what you want.
6. When relationship is the focus, fruit becomes a by-product / default. Matthew 6:33 Seek first the kingdom
7. If you are after Gods heart you will prioritise what’s important to him
Out of HIs love for the Father we learn some things from David’s leadership:
“I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.”― Nelson Mandela
Stewardship is an ethical value that embodies the responsible planning and management of resources
Know who you are and that you are not what you do, what you wear and what you own but that you are a child of God.
Closeness, together, companionship
Closeness, together, companionship
a plan of action designed to achieve a long-term or overall aim