Releasing the Leader in you Part III
Manifestation (its time!)
Synopsis of 02/03/16
Delivered by Bishop Walker III
The Challenge in manifestation
- It is challenging to get people to see what you see. It is hard getting people to execute your vision.
- Isaiah 43:19a (KJV) says 19 Behold, I will do a new thing; now it shall spring forth; shall ye not know it? I will even make a way in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert. –
Let’s focus on some words from this text:
- Behold – I – new – now – spring – know. – Here is what God is saying in this in this scripture. God is saying, behold or look, I am doing something new. When is it happening? It is happening now and it shall spring forth!
- Let’s examine the word spring in the phrase spring forth. A spring involves Anything that has springs, needs pressure. The greater the pressure placed on the springs, the greater the projectory of a thing. If you expect to spring forth, then you must expect that to be under pressure.
- As a leader, you got to get a point that where you realize that everything that God does, He does in his time. Know however, that there are two kinds of time.
2 kinds of time
- Cronos – This is man’s time.
- Kairos – This God’s time. God is not part of our time frame, His time frame is God’s time is not bound by our time. For example, if we ask for something on Wednesday, God will step out of eternity into Friday and work out a situation for us, and then he will step back into eternity while looking at Wednesday, just to see if we will praise him in advance (before it happens).
- God will interrupt your plans. Everything God does, he does in season and specific time. Ecclesiastes 3:1 (KJV) says 3 To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: – Everything God does, he does at a specific season and time. You got to be in the right place at the right time the thing he promised you to be released.
You got to learn to discern when it is time to move
- Sometimes a Kairos moment will come when it is inconvenient to your Cronos time. This is when you have to have your priorities in order.
- You got to make every moment count. John 9:4 (KJV) 4 I must work the works of him that sent me, while it is day: the night cometh, when no man can work. – You don’t have time to lollygag. The more you walk into your role as a leader, the more you become irritated at people around you that do nothing. Ralph Emerson quotes “Guard well your spare moments. They are like uncut diamonds. Discard them and their value will never be known. Improve them and they will become the brightest gems in a useful life.” – You should assign tasks to every moment in your life.
Learn to become excellent in your leadership role
- It is about mastering your moves. Fertilizer is manure, but the seed needs it to grow. The lesson to this is, you might have to wade through a lot of manure just to get to what God has promised you.
- There are two types of people. They are the passenger and the
- Passengers – The passenger will let you drive forever. They won’t be proactive and won’t contribute. They will just respond to what you ask them to do.
- Drivers – A driver on the other hand is an assertive person. On Monday they are given an assignment to be due on Friday and when Friday comes, it is done. Even if another person has to do their job, before this driver can do their job, they are assertive enough to hound them until they get what they need. A leader will stalk you until they get what they need to finish their task.
- Some of you grew up like this: You went to the park and found that there was no basketball goal to play basketball on. As a result of there not being a goal there, you did not play. This is an example of a
- There are others who went to the park and found that there was no basketball goal to play basketball on and as a result, you found a tire or a bicycle rim and nailed it to a pole, just so you could play basketball. This is an example of an assertive person (a driver). This person figures out what they need to do to make it happen.
You have to be an result oriented leader
- The biggest thing about being a successful leader is Make results happen and people will follow you. In order to get results, you have to make decisions. There has to be something about you that people see and want to connect to. People ought to want to connect to you, because you make things happen.
- You have to be connected to the right people. Don’t connect with people that don’t make you better. You ought to connect to people that make you better and likewise you ought to make people better, because they have connected to you.
- Ex- Bishop often shares that he never wanted to be that pastor that had an eternal building fund. He didn’t want to be the one that took up money for years, but never built anything. Some people don’t know how to bring things to a place of completion.
- 7 things you need to do to be a result oriented leader
- Look at the overall picture. Genesis 12:1 (KJV) 12 Now the Lord had said unto Abram, Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father’s house, unto a land that I will shew thee: – You got to be able to fill in the detail. It’s all about the destination, the fulfilled purpose.
- Destination – You are going to Los Angeles and you buy your ticket online. All though you destination is to Los Angeles, you can’t just pick up and go. There are some details that have to be fulfilled before you go. You have things like luggage, packing, driving to the airport, passing security, and boarding the plane ahead of you. All these things have to not only be done, they have to be done by a certain time, because the airline has a schedule as to when they will depart from the airport. If you have not planned properly, as a result, you get to the gate late and you may miss your opportunity to travel to your destination. The is plane leaving on a schedule to your destination. The plane is not going to wait, just because you are late! Just because you got your ticket (your word from God), doesn’t guarantee you a flight to your destination. You have details to take care of first. Don’t miss your window of opportunity. If you don’t fill in the details, you may arrive to a closed window.
- Determine what needs to be accomplished. Start with the end in mind. The whole point is to make it to your destination and to accomplish what you set out to do. It is important that when begin a task, you start with end in mind. Ask questions like, how will this impact my family or how will this affect my destiny?
- Set goals. Lot’s of people don’t set goals out of fear of rejection, fear of failure, or fear of criticism.
- Set goals in harmony with spiritual values. Habakkuk 2:2 (KJV) 2 And the Lord answered me, and said, Write the vision, and make it plain upon tables, that he may run that readeth it.
- Knot that your goals should be in agreement with natural gifts and talents.
- Know that your goals in life should be two-dimensional. This means that your goals should first give glory to God and secondly, bless other people.
- Goals must not conflict with your life’s purpose. Bishop shares that he had an opportunity to do a TV show once and it would have been very profitable to do it. He chose not to, because it did not line up with his purpose. Since it didn’t line up with his purpose, he felt that God wouldn’t have blessed it.
- Establish objectives to meet goals. Proverbs 21:5 (KJV) 5 The thoughts of the diligent tend only to plenteousness; but of every one that is hasty only to want.- Leaders are planners. People that don’t plan are always behind. Plan everything. You have to plan to live and plan to die.
- Develop a strategic plan. Luke 14:28 (KJV) says 28 For which of you, intending to build a tower, sitteth not down first, and counteth the cost, whether he have sufficient to finish it? – When you do something, factor everything in. Count the cost.
- Set reasonable expectations. It takes time. Evaluate your progress. Galatians 6:4 (KJV) says 4 But let every man prove his own work, and then shall he have rejoicing in himself alone, and not in another.- Look at what you accomplished and challenge yourself.
- Know that you will have haters, but know that a hater is a person who is jealous. The problem with being jealous is a jealous person has put themselves underneath the person that they are jealous of.
Make room for the miraculous
- After you prepare, pray and make room for the miraculous. If it don’t work the way it’s supposed to, leave room for God to work.
Transcend one dimensional thinking.
Philippians 2:5 (NKJV) says 5 Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus- There was a time that low thinking people didn’t bother you, now you can’t this type of thinking around you. This means you are growing. When you understand your destiny, your conversation starts to challenge yourself.
- Follow the shifts of God. Exodus 13:20-22 (KJV) says 20 And they took their journey from Succoth, and encamped in Etham, in the edge of the wilderness. 21 And the Lord went before them by day in a pillar of a cloud, to lead them the way; and by night in a pillar of fire, to give them light; to go by day and night: 22 He took not away the pillar of the cloud by day, nor the pillar of fire by night, from before the people.- The children of Israel were led by cloud by day and fire by night. In like manner, you should be so connected to God, that even if everyone else moves, you won’t move until the cloud moves!
- 1 Corinthians 12:7 (NKJV) 7 But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to each one for the profit of all: – Whatever God has done in your life, it wasn’t for you, it was to profit other people.
- Romans 8:19 (NKJV) says 19 For the earnest expectation of the creation eagerly waits for the revealing of the sons of God. – You were born with a purpose, to solve a problem in the earth. The earth is waiting for you to get up and do it! You got to recognize something is groaning in the earth until you manifest your gift.
10 words you need to know as a leader
- Passion –Whatever you are over, start it with passion. You won’t commit to a thing without passion.
- Purpose – Once you have passion, purpose holds the passion together.
- Preparation – After you have purpose, you prepare for it.
- Priorities – Spiritual people are focused on priority. Matthew 6:33 (KJV) says 33 But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.
- Partnership – Priorities will cause you to connect with the right people.
- Positioning – When you connect to the right people, this means that doors will open for you. Some doors will never open for you, because of the people you got to you. Know that you are the sum of the top 5 people in your life.
- Persistence – This the person that is on time, diligent, and always operating in excellence. Because of these things, you are getting attention as a leader.
- Productive – If you are persistent, you start producing fruit.
- Persecution – Now that you are producing fruit, the devil comes after you. If you are under demonic attack, then it is a good indication that God is has something for you to do.
- Perseverance – After all the devil throws at you, you are still steadfast, unmovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord. This means that you lead while you bleed. Because you come through all the trials and hard times that you have, you have become the leader that you have become.
God wants to manifest the leader in you!