…UNTIL YOU DISCOVER IT. Who you need is right around you, right now. You need a friend, there is one. You need support, it’s there. A pastor, there. Everyone you need is around you. You just have to figure out how to find them.
In the last post we were talking about showing those who do what you value how much you value them. In this post let’s talk about those who have a great capacity to do what you value, but sometimes live undiscovered right next door.
Leaders ask, “How many people of great worth am I missing who are surrounding me?” A leaders job is to discover the worth/value of people. Like a miner searching for buried treasure this is our task. Leaders are to dig out the worth of others and show it to the world.
This can only be accomplished when the existing leader (the miner) chooses to…
Stop judging too early.
Stop making assumptions about those around you. So many times weak leaders pass judgment too early and never get the chance to discover the true value of those right next to them.
Stop being threatened by the worth of others.
I see leaders do this in church. Someone is brand new to the church and has a natural gifting to lead. All of a sudden they are moving through the ranks of an already established leadership. Pretty soon and existing leader is threatened, and nothing good comes
Leadership exists because of people. If you are a paid staff member in any people oriented organization like a church/non-profit you will be unemployed if you don’t reach and discover the worth of people. Look for worth, and find out what makes those around you valuable. Then tell them.