Understanding Each Other’s Gifting (2)

Jan 9, 2021

‘Where there is no vision, the people perish.’Proverbs 29:18 KJV

Karen Williams continues: ‘To function successfully as a team, each person needs to be trained to understand how the other people function. That’s the only way they’ll be able to communicate. It’s like they all speak completely different languages. The visionary has to regularly ‘tell the vision’ to the team so they are being constantly reminded why they’re doing what they do. But the visionary has to understand that the process person and the task person have different measures for their own success. So the visionary’s job is to also acknowledge progress with praise and celebration. The process person has to encourage the visionary that through the processes their vision will be accomplished. And they also have to encourage the task person that each and every task is important to the success of the completed vision, and that performing tasks according to the defined processes is critical for success. Likewise, the process person and the task person must realise that the visionary needs encouragement and be shown their support for their vision. The visionary can’t lead without this understanding. The process person can’t serve or lead without this understanding. The task person can’t serve without this understanding. There are different “measurables” for each person, allowing them to consider themselves a success in his or her particular role. And of course, the key is placing the right gift in the right role, communicating its value to the entire team, and constantly supporting it privately and publicly.’

This is why Paul wrote to his team: ‘Every time I think of you, I give thanks to my God.’ (Philippians 1:3 NLT)

SoulFood: Ex 19–21, Matt 5:38–48, Ps 46, Pr 1:32–33
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