MOUNTAIN TOP LIFE DAILY DEVOTIONAL FOR NOVEMBER 7, 2022 ( EFFECTIVE DELEGATION : A LEADERSHIP SECRET VII )
TOPIC: EFFECTIVE DELEGATION : A LEADERSHIP SECRET VII
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Ezekiel 13, Ezekiel 14, Ezekiel 15, Hebrews 8, Psalm 120:1-7
FIRE SCRIPTURE: Acts 6:1-7 (KJV)
1 And in those days, when the number of the disciples was multiplied, there arose a murmuring of the Grecians against the Hebrews, because their widows were neglected in the daily ministration.
2 Then the twelve called the multitude of the disciples unto them, and said, It is not reason that we should leave the word of God, and serve tables.
3 Wherefore, brethren, look ye out among you seven men of honest report, full of the Holy Ghost and wisdom, whom we may appoint over this business.
4 But we will give ourselves continually to prayer, and to the ministry of the word.
5 And the saying pleased the whole multitude: and they chose Stephen, a man full of faith and of the Holy Ghost, and Philip, and Prochorus, and Nicanor, and Timon, and Parmenas, and Nicolas a proselyte of Antioch:
6 Whom they set before the apostles: and when they had prayed, they laid their hands on them.
7 And the word of God increased; and the number of the disciples multiplied in Jerusalem greatly; and a great company of the priests were obedient to the faith.
MEMORY VERSE: “Wherefore, brethren, look ye out among you seven men of honest report, full of the Holy Ghost and wisdom, whom we may appoint over this business.” – Acts 6:3
If you delegate tasks, you create followers. If you create authority, you create leaders.
PRAISE AND WORSHIP:
Take praise and worship songs as led by the Holy Spirit
PROPHETIC WORD FOR TODAY:
TODAY, I DECREE THAT THE MERCY AND FAVOUR OF GOD WILL QUALIFY YOU FOR WHAT NO ONE HAS EVER ACHIEVED IN YOUR FAMILY, IN THE NAME OF JESUS.
Effective delegation highly benefits the team member or members to whom responsibilities are entrusted as well as the delegator. Today, we shall focus on the benefits of delegation.For a team member, delegation is an affirmation that the leader or organisation believes in you- that you are capable of succeeding in the task assigned to you. It is says, “You can do it!” It also says, “We are a part of a team and are all counting on you to do your part.” As someone put it, delegation helps others to “own” the ministry or organisation. It develops new abilities and a sense of contribution to the team or organisation. To delegate to others expands the level of competence and confidence in another. Delegation helps you access the capabilities of those in your organisation or ministry. For instance, in Acts 6, the apostles needed to focus on the ministry of the word and prayer and to effectively carry out their primary calling. They, therefore, appointed seven men of honest report, full of the Holy Ghost and wisdom and delegated the task of serving tables to them. Two of these deacons, Philip, the great evangelist, and Stephen, the first martyr, went to enter God’s history book. Because they were faithful in a very little thing”, God gave them the opportunity to be faithful in much.
As a leader, what benefits will you get when you delegate effectively? First, delegation will keep you from putting too many irons in the proverbial fire (Exodus 18). It will also allow you to focus on priorities and on planning as well as organising. Second, when you delegate, you build trust, open communication and engagement among your team members. When you don’t delegate, your team members will be afraid to take initiative and bring new ideas to the table for the actualisation of the team’s common goal. How ever, when your team members realise that their ideas, skills and talents are being utilised, they will feel appreciated, encouraged and fulfilled.
Beloved, I counsel you to delegate and become free to focus on higher-value activities (such as leading and coaching your team) and use your time more productively. You will learn how to identify who is best suited to tackle tasks or projects and have time for strategic thinking.
Father, help me to be faithful in very little things and reward me with much, in the name of Jesus.
Father, make me a man/woman of honest report, in the name of Jesus.
Father, fill me with the Holy Spirit and wisdom, in the name of Jesus.
I will build trust, open communication and engagement in my team, in the name of Jesus.
I receive the grace to delegate and use my time more productively, in the name of Jesus.
I receive the grace to identify who is best suited for tasks in my team, in the name of Jesus.
I will delegate and have time for strategic thinking and prayer, in the name of Jesus.
MOUNTAIN TOP LIFE is a daily devotional by Dr. D.K Olukoya (General Overseer, Mountain of Fire and Miracle Ministries, Worldwide)
Lord Jesus, come into my life. I accept You as my Lord and Personal Saviour. I believe in my heart You died and rose from the dead to save me. Thank You Lord for saving me, in Jesus name Amen.