NEEDED. A SPIRITUAL MINDSET
WHAT FOLLOWERS SHOULD EXPECT Romans 12:9-20
“Be kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly love; in honour preferring one another;” (v10)
Those you’re called to lead have the right to expect 8 things. (1) To follow your character. If I follow you will I know who you really are? Will you deal with me with integrity? (2) That you’ll take the time to explain your vision. What’s the future and where do I fit? Is there a place for me or will you simply use me? (3) To never be left in isolation. Will you “be there” for me? Will you love me? Will you care about my needs? (4) To be heard. To whom will you listen? When you’re busy and overloaded will I still be heard, taken seriously and appreciated? (5) To be trusted. Can I take initiative without fear? Will my ideas be rewarded and encouraged or will I be regarded with suspicion and distanced? (6) To be given an opportunity to grow. Will I be encourage to be a lifelong learner? Will my gifts be increasingly identified and expressed? Will I be developed? (7) To be held accountable. Will I be fairly evaluated for my performance? Will I be lovingly held to the highest standards and to God’s best for my life? Will you show me how to do it better and be patient while I learn and self-correct? (8) To be the object of grace. Will I be forgiven even in the place of shortcomings, inadequacies and failure? Will I have the freedom to be who God made me to be? Will I be led with kindness? That’s what followers have the right to expect of you – so don’t let them down (TWFT)
PRAYER LINE: New mercies every morning; Grace for every day; New hope for every trial, And courage all the way – Mt. Veigh.
God’s grace is infinite love expressing itself through infinite goodness.