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“Don’t let your learning lead to knowledge, let your learning lead to action.”
~ Jim Rohn
The bottom line of being a leader is using what you know. Many times leaders rest on the ‘old ways’ and, as it has been said far too many times, the last words of the church are: “But we have always done it that way.” Yet, that doesn’t mean everything we have learned in the past is without merit!
Jesus wants us to utilize our learning … both the old things that we know are true and the new things we are learning. Why? So that we accomplish the Great Commandment and the Great Commission. Listen as he explains …
Jesus said to them, “Have you understood all these things?” They said to Him, “Yes, Lord.” Then He said to them, “Therefore every scribe instructed concerning the kingdom of heaven is like a householder who brings out of his treasure things new and old.” Matthew 13:51-52 (NKJV)
We become like Jesus when …
o We utilize our learning to accomplish God’s heart and mission!
Eagle Leaders … by definition … seek to move people to greater heights and higher accomplishments. This is a noble goal. Some have complained using the old adage: “How can I soar with the eagles when I am surrounded by these turkeys?!” And this can be a fair complaint … as long as we are not the ‘head turkey!’
Eagle Leaders understand that, just as Jesus did, we must call people to count the cost and follow Him. This is essential to motivation. Those who pay the price should be mentored. How we do that may be found in the many examples from God’s Word. Using the tools you have from both the Old Testament and New Testament, “like a householder who brings out of his treasure things new and old,” can provide the necessary methods to develop action in your team. That is why Eagle Leaders are constant students of the Word of God … seeking methods as well as truth!
If you would like a plan to follow so that you can squeeze every possible idea from God, download the PDF Bible Reading Schedule file from the side bar at http://EaglesInLeadership.org today! I invite you to join me in deepening your adventure by discovering new and old methods for leadership development from God’s Word!
© 2009 By Dr. Matthew Lee Smith