Tuesday, 1 April 2008

Rocky On High Standards by Ps. Steven Furtick

I have to be totally honest... I'm quite cheesed off. Its 1:30am and I just can't get to sleep... and I have to get up for an early 6am start. Such is life I suppose.

Tomorrow i head off to Auckland for a 1 day Q & A seminar with Ps. Bill Hybels.... what a treat! I'm sure you'll see a few posts about that one.

Any ways, I wanted to share a great thought from Ps Steven Furtick of Elevation church. The topic is on having
excellence... and not settling for mediocre. Now i know that the word excellence carries a lot of baggage with it... so don't bail out on me here... follow the link and you won't be sorry!
CLICK HERE to read the post.

This is a subject that I battle with. I suppose its all about
making the jump from being mates with those your are trying to influence and being their leader. It can be a difficult step to make... but a very necessary one if we are to grow past the 100 barrier.

Let me know what your thoughts are on this subject!

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KJSmit said...

I think as leaders we can always fall back on the same reasoning that it's because we are dealing with volunteers that we can't push as hard as we would say within the secular culture. As leaders we have to understand how to transition from being a people pleaser, especially if we are going to see growth. This is not only because it free's our time up to do more constructive things but it allows or gives your team the room to mature as they face tough challenges.

Why should we have 2 standards, one for the work we present at school, uni, work and one for the work we do in Church. Perhaps we've got the "Eternal Value" equation all mixed up.

I dod also want to make a point that it is important for leaders to make sure that we don't strive for perfection rather than excellence. And perhaps that deserves some thought, how do we ensure that we don't get those definitions mixed up ourselves????

Clive Smit said...

Those are really good thoughts!
Serving the Kingdom shouldn't be done half pie!

And yes, excellence is not about perfection... but about doing what you can with what you have.
There are times of course though when that needs to be stretched and we need to do more ... but it certainly isn't about perfection!!!