Hand Me Another Brick Leadership Series: Part Six

Dear Visionary Leader,

We must make the teamwork to make the dream work. The closest distance between two points is not a straight line but a close relationship. When we set out to accomplish significance with our lives, we will need a lot of key people around us.  The people we choose to have around us will determine our level of success.  If we have quality leaders, who rank 7 on a scale of 10, we limit ourselves for the future. If you have to fire someone, then be sure to hire up instead of hiring down.

As we continue our Hand Me Another Brick series, we are teaching the six powerful principles to building great success in our lives. As I have shared, these principles will work in your family, your business, your ministry or your organization. In the last two weeks, we have learned that we must fix our focus and find our facts. The first principle is about “refocus” and the second one is about “research.” They both go hand in hand for effectiveness. The more we understand a “vision,” the greater the focus will be in our hearts and minds.

Regardless, if you are just beginning a ministry or have to come to half-time in your life/ministry, these foundational principles are strategically important for your future success. We have now come to the third principle: Form A Fellowship.


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Principle Three: We Need To Form A Fellowship

In Nehemiah 2: 17, we read, “Then said I unto them, Ye see the distress that we are in, how Jerusalem lies in waste, and the gates thereof are burned with fire: come, and let us build up the wall of Jerusalem, that we be no more a reproach.”

Nehemiah did not believe in a one-man ministry. Nehemiah knew that there is strength in numbers and in unity. He knew that he could not possibly do it by himself. And, though God had called him to lead, he said, “Come, let us do it together.”

1 Corinthians 3:9“For we are laborers together with God.” It is powerful when we work together in unity!

I was reading the other day about Canadian Geese, how they always fly in a V-formation. Of course, one leg of that “V” is always longer than the other. Do you know why that is? There’re more geese in that one leg than there are in the other.

This is the way they fly. Do you know why they fly in a V-formation? The lead goose is making it easier for all of the rest of them. He is just splitting a way through that air, and he is moving the wind resistance for the rest of them.

Also, while the lead goose is flapping real hard, the rest of them are cruising. Yet, after a while, the lead goose gets tired. Thus, he falls back to one end and the next goose moves up. The new lead goose, for a while, takes care of the resistance.

Did you know what engineers have studied in the wind tunnel experiments? They have found out that geese, flying in a formation like that can fly 72% further than one goose could fly by himself.

What is God teaching us today? The same thing that He has put into nature, we can do more together than any one of us can do by himself. How we need to work together!

In Deuteronomy 32:30, we read, “While one shall chase a thousand, two shall chase ten thousand.” I believe that it is time that we got focused, and, we said, “Together we build the Kingdom of God!”

Do you know what Henry Ford, who was a mastermind at organization and cooperation said? Henry Ford said, “Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Thinking together is unity. Working together is success.”

Isn’t that great wisdom? I challenge you to write it down and pray over it for a month at least. There is something dynamic about forming a fellowship. No matter what you’re doing, if you’re even building your own personal life, you can’t do it by yourself. The Bible says that “no man lives unto himself” (Romans 14:7). Your family-husband, wife, boys, and girls-you’ve got to do it together to build your family. If you have a business, you need to involve those people who are working for you-do it together. Do it together-form a fellowship! These first, three principles can be summed up with refocus, research and relationships!

Until The Last Person Has Heard,
Dr. James. O. Davis
Global Church Network
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