Summary: Ministry cherishes unity as a Kingdom value - which is very different from what the world values in leadership. We fulfill a Kingdom calling and should operate under the values of the Kingdom.
In Ephesians 4:1-32 we read “I, therefore, a prisoner for the Lord, urge you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which you have been called, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.” As ministry leaders, we must delicately navigate leading the flock.
The world prizes rash and unapologetically aggressive leaders. Ministry favors a posture of thoughtfulness, humility and gentleness. The world rewards running roughshod over the weak. Ministry favors those who tactfully leave no one behind as we lead the flock to higher ground. The world celebrates decisive action, even if it is divisive. Ministry cherishes unity as a Kingdom value.
Which kingdom influences your leadership? Are you walking in a manner worthy of the Kingdom from which you have been called? Take your leadership cues from the Kingdom playbook and not from the ways of the worldly and unwise.
Today, you have a calling to fulfill in the Kingdom. Therefore, operate under the values of this Kingdom. Today, as you enter meetings, which kingdom are you representing? Today, as you deal with people, solve problems and complete tasks, which kingdom dominates your actions?