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Finding The Gold In Others

By Lauren Luckey (Worship Associate)

Think about the work of a gold miner. On faith, he looks at a mine, labors hard for the potential of what he knows is inside and comes away with something priceless. The same can be said of people when it comes to leadership development.

It takes the faith and vision of leaders to look at those around them, see the potential that is there and work to bring out the best in them.

When I think about leadership development, the first thing I find myself doing is looking back. I remember when I was a young, awkward teenager and my student pastor asked me if I’d like to play guitar in the band on Sunday mornings. I felt a mix of emotions all at once. I was shocked that he asked, nervous about my own ability and excited about the opportunity. I wasn’t sure what he saw in me.

But now, years later, I know… he saw gold. To this day, my student pastor’s decision to invest in my potential shapes what I do in ministry and how I invest in those around me.

Finding the gold in others is vital to being a good leader and here are 2 reasons why:

  1. People Matter: God gave his very best, His only Son, because people mattered to him (John 3:16). When was the last time you gave your very best because people mattered to you? Look up, leaders. Look around. Let’s take our eyes off of ourselves so we can see the potential in those around us and help bring out the gold in them.
  2. The Mission Matters: God establishes leaders in a variety of contexts, not because they deserve it, but because they have a job to do, a mission to accomplish. Mission isn’t accomplished by one person but by a team of people. Therefore, leaders must be intentional about multiplying themselves by investing in others for the sake of the mission.

In your context, in your world, how are you developing leaders? Do you see the gold in those around you and what are you doing to equip them to accomplish the mission with you?

“Every team, church, or organization is only one leadership generation away from decline unless the next generation of leaders is intentionally being developed.” T.J. Addington

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