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"LEADERS DON'T JUST GO TO THE NEXT LEVEL - THEY GROW TO THE NEXT LEVEL!"

Todd Bishop

WHAT YOU MAKE HAPPEN FOR OTHERS

I heard this statement in Bible college that revolutionized my life as a leader. It was simple. It was profound. It was this: "What you make happen for others, God will make happen for you." Over 30 years ago I heard that statement and it has stayed with me as a pastor and leader.


When you are investing in, pouring in, and spending time developing someone else do not think that is hindering your progress. No, it is helping your progress. As a leader, one of the greatest things people will remember about you is not what you did, but what you helped others do. You may need to read that line again.


Scripture teaches that you "reap what you sow" (Galatains 6:7-9). Whatever you sow into someone else's life, God will sow into yours. It's a principle of Scripture. Simply put, if you need encouragement, encourage someone else. If you need joy, make someone else smile. If you need peace, help calm another person's fears. Remember, what you make happen for others, God will make happen for you.


Now, let me give you a word of caution. There is a verse that has been on my heart lately. It's found in Matthew 7:6: "Don’t waste what is holy on people who are unholy. Don’t throw your pearls to pigs! They will trample the pearls, then turn and attack you." In other words, don't waste your time, effort, and energy on people that will not or refuse to recognize your investment in their lives. Not everyone should get equal time. Oh yes, that's a fact. Now, that doesn't mean we are harsh or hurtful, but rather focused on who/what will bring the greatest impact.


Remember, what you make happen for others, God will make happen for you is not about wasting your effort in unwanted places or faces. It is putting your gifts and talents into the lives of not just anybody, but the right bodies.


Over the years, I have helped many church leaders; especially church planters. Many of them have gone on to do great things for God and even surpass what I have been able to do. I celebrate them. But then there are some that moved on to the "Better Club." That's the group that thinks they are better than anyone else. They forgot the people who helped get them there or the people they can bring to a higher level. They don't pay forward what others dropped into their lives.


The great legacy of a leader is not just what they built, but what they helped others build. Providing time, tools, training, and treasures to those with tremendous potential.


Here's my simple advice, first:

OPEN DOORS FOR THE RIGHT PEOPLE.

It's that simple. Put people in a room they need to be in. Don't selfishly enjoying rooms. Bring others on the journey. Add value to people.


Second:

GIVE TIME TO THE RIGHT PEOPLE.

Not everyone deserves the same length of time in your day. Find the right people to give the greatest gift you have - your time. And remember, the time you give to one person is time you take away from another person. So, choose wisely.


INVEST RESOURCES IN THE RIGHT PEOPLE.

Don't invest in everyone. Yep, you read that right. Put your resources in the right hands. When I grew up in church pastors often bragged on giving to 100 missionaries, but they only gave them $20 per month. I choose to give more money to less organizations or people because I have examined their fruit.


I want to open doors, give time, and invest resources in the right people. Don't you? Here's why: Because what you make happen for others, God will make happen for you! Now, get out there and find some right people!

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What an Eye opener.

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