Leaders that know how to build towers are prepared for the building time because they know these four assets that are very important even before you start building your organization. If you didn’t know, the word tower is meant to refer business, church, groups, networks and more.
This is a message focused on leaders and if you’re here take it as a hint that you also are a leader and should prepare to be a great leader.
This message is based on a leadership message preached by Rich Wilkerson which I liked and so I wanted to share it with you too. So here it goes.
Leaders that know how to build towers
28 “Suppose one of you wants to build a tower. Won’t you first sit down and estimate the cost to see if you have enough money to complete it? 29 For if you lay the foundation and are not able to finish it, everyone who sees it will ridicule you, 30 saying, ‘This person began to build and wasn’t able to finish.’
31 “Or suppose a king is about to go to war against another king. Won’t he first sit down and consider whether he is able with ten thousand men to oppose the one coming against him with twenty thousand? 32 If he is not able, he will send a delegation while the other is still a long way off and will ask for terms of peace. 33 In the same way, those of you who do not give up everything you have cannot be my disciples.
— Luke 14.28-33 NIV | Leaders that know how to build towers
Knowing that we should make a stop before we continue serving others, we are going to meditate exactly about what is needed.
If we are busy but not effective, it’s just because we are not following the vision of God. That vision should be our blueprint to start building.
Sometimes a lack of effort is a lack of understanding.
Tell me if I’m wrong but when you know your vision or your goal, you are more likely to do much more until you achieve it. It’s easier to overcome suffering when you know there’s a purpose for that struggle.
Remember this is a message for leadership especially for church leaders but can apply for other situations.
The first thing we should work on is building a community because commitment lasts longer when it’s done as a community. Also, having a community is telling others that you want to share your life with them and vice-versa.
46 Every day they continued to meet together in the temple courts. They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts,
— Acts 2.46 NIV
Before you start a church, group, company, or whatever. You should take in mind to build a community, which means that you’ll have to make an effort to share time with that community.
42 Day after day, in the temple courts and from house to house, they never stopped teaching and proclaiming the good news that Jesus is the Messiah.
— Acts 5.42 NIV
When the Scripture talks about “from house to house” it’s part of being in a community.
20 You know that I have not hesitated to preach anything that would be helpful to you but have taught you publicly and from house to house.
— Acts 20.20 NIV | Leaders that know how to build towers
Building a crowd
24 And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, 25 not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching.
— Hebrews 10.24-25 NIV | Leaders that know how to build towers
As leaders, we should encourage others to keep on the right path. We as humans are easily discouraged or simply prefer the comfort of doing nothing more. As a crowd, we should support each other. Again this is also an act of community.
I remember a quote about how the church should be a community that everyone is glad to participate in. Start building the crowd.
As leaders, we should fill in the gaps so everyone else can get the context. Some people might give up because they don’t understand the context, probably they’re only focused on a scene of their life but not on the whole context that is their life.
We are not just a chapter, we are more like a story that is being written.
Sure, charisma gets the attention of man but is character what get the attention of God. So build your character as a leader of Christ.
17 As iron sharpens iron,
so one person sharpens another.
— Proverbs 27.17 NIV | Leaders that know how to build towers
Be thankful for those people that are helping you to build character and also you should be a source of growth for others. Keep that in mind.
To summarize I will say that as a leader you should learn in advance how to build a strong community, how to build a courageous crowd, how to build context for everyone and finally how to build character in yourself as in others.
Those are things you should be thinking before you start your own tower that could be a church, network, business or any other tower you want to build.
I hope you have found this message very useful and that you can start building those four assets.
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