Effective Leaders Require Clarity
Introduction: Effective leadership requires a very special absolute ingredient called clarity. Clarity is being free from obscurity and easy to understand. It is the comprehensibility of clear expression. Clarity is essential. Leaders need to be clear: clear about their vision, clear about their intent, clear in their communication and clear in their actions. How clear are you leading the congregation in these times of blurriness. Clarity is maybe one of the single greatest values a leader can bring to the church. Clarity serves as the lightning rod for aligned action, catalyzing the talent potential of individuals and teams, inspiring trust and confidence. The ability to translate clarity into simple, straightforward strategies and actions is the call of leaders for today's word. As a leader, your clarity or lack of clarity is visible in the way you perceive, think, and act. When you are clear, everything around you clears up, the whole leadership team works in a better atmosphere, and more is accomplished.
The leader's job is to rally people toward a better future. The future calls leaders in a voice they can't drown out. People fear the future. It is unstable and unknown, therefore potentially dangerous. The most effective way to turn fear into confidence is to be clear with no double-mindedness, no confusion, speaking with confidence and with authority. Clarity is authority. Mark 1:22 says, "they were astonished at His teaching, for He taught them as one having authority…" We have many obstacles, but we will overcome. We will win this battle.
I. UNDERSTANDING THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THE TRUMPET
A. THE IMPORTANCE OF TRUMPET CLARITY
1 Corinthians 14:8 For if the trumpet makes an uncertain sound, who will prepare for battle?
1 Corinthians 14:8 If the trumpet call can't be distinguished, will anyone show up for the battle? (The Message Bible)
1 Corinthians 14:8 For if a military trumpet gives an i ...
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