Whether you like it or not, some people are NOT PROFITABLE for the WORK of the MINISTRY.
They may not be profitable now, but can become profitable later.
They may also be profitable now, and stop being profitable later.
In Leadership, I have learnt to use FOLLOWERS based on CURRENT REALITIES.
When it comes to the CURRENT REALITIES of an intending LEADER, you must find out if it a REALITY of LIABILITY or PROFITABILITY.
If a Follower was once SPIRITUAL, but now very CARNAL, you don’t use the Spirituality of yesterday to overlook the Carnality of today.
Always PRAY very well before you bring any of these TWELVE groups of people into LEADERSHIP POSITION.
Unless you are sure God asked you to bring them into that Position, NEVER GAMBLE with it.
Remember, the lives of Men in the system will be influenced by them.
1) NEVER BRING A MAN THAT IS SPIRITUALLY SICK INTO LEADERSHIP POSITION:
How can a CHRONIC WOMANIZER be in charge of the Youth Church?
A man with TWO WIVES heading Mens’ Fellowship?
He needs HELP, not a POSITION.
2) NEVER BRING ANYONE THAT IS NOT AVAILABLE FOR SERVICE INTO LEADERSHIP POSITION:
Your HEAD USHER is in-charge of Counting Attendance yet, he/she is not always in Church. Which people is he/she counting?
AVAILABILITY comes before ABILITY.
If he is AVAILABLE, he will one day become ABLE.
3) NEVER BRING ANYONE THAT IS A MEMBER OF TWO CHURCHES AT THE SAME TIME, INTO LEADERSHIP POSITION:
It is in this generation we see CHURCH WORKERS attending FIRST SERVICE in one Church, SECOND SERVICE in another Church and claim Membership of both Churches.
JESUS is the HEAD OF THE CHURCH, we are His BRIDE. No Woman can be married to two Husbands at the same time.
It is a MYSTERY. Conversely, no Bride of His should be married to two Churches at the same time.
4) NEVER BRING ANYONE WHO IS NOT A TITHER AND DOES NOT ALSO BELIEVE IN TITHING INTO LEADERSHIP POSITION:
Tithing is the first proof that you believe there must be “MEAT” in God’s House.
It is also the FIRST SIGN that you believe in your God’s-given Priest.
5) NEVER BRING ANYONE THAT IS NATURALLY PROUD AND ARROGANT INTO LEADERSHIP POSITION:
The last time I checked, God still RESIST the PROUD but gives More Grace to the HUMBLE.
You can’t be encouraging what God is RESISTING.
The PROBLEM with a PROUD and ARROGANT LEADER is that he will never ACCEPT to RENDER any Service that doesn’t agree with his EGO.
6) NEVER BRING ANYONE INTO LEADERSHIP POSITION WHO CAN’T SERVE GOD IN MOMENT OF TRIALS, PERSECUTIONS AND CHALLENGES OF LIFE:
One of the things Jesus promised us as the REWARD for Following and Serving Him, is PERSECUTION.
All true LEADERS in the house must have the CAPACITY to combine the STRESS of LIFE, with their SERVICE to GOD.
7) NEVER BRING ANYONE INTO LEADERSHIP POSITION WITH THE HISTORY OF REBELLION TO PREVIOUS LEADERS:
He who has ever rebelled will always rebel.
A Rebel does NOT REPENT, they can only RETREAT in order to REACT AGAIN.
Their former Leader may not be perfect, you their current Leader is not also perfect.
Take time to watch them closely.
Test them in SHALLOW WATERS that you can always survive and not DEEP WATERS, that you may not survive.
😎 NEVER BRING ANYONE INTO LEADERSHIP POSITION WHO DOES NOT SINCERELY LOVE YOU AND YOUR SPOUSE:
The simple question Jesus asked is still very relevant today.
Loveth thou me more than these? If the answer is yes, you bring them into LEADERSHIP, by saying FEED MY SHEEP.
Their LOVE for you must be INTACT, otherwise you will REGRET several things you will do with them.
9) NEVER BRING ANYONE INTO LEADERSHIP POSITION THAT DOESN’T BELIEVE IN YOU:
We are all WORKING for GOD, but we don’t see GOD, it is His REPRESENTATIVE we see.
We must believe them as the god we see.
Jesus said BELIEVE in my FATHER, BELIEVE also in me.
Never forget, no one can receive from the VESSEL he or she never BELIEVE in.
10) NEVER BRING ANYONE INTO LEADERSHIP POSITION WHO IS A GREEDY AND A STINGY FELLOW:
At certain level, you must give to God SACRIFICIALLY.
A non-giver will COMPLAIN of any OPPORTUNITY to SOW into God’s WORK.
He won’t Give, not because he doesn’t have, but he has never been a Giver.
Some unit Leaders run the Church with their PERSONAL RESOURCES.
11) NEVER BRING ANYONE INTO LEADERSHIP POSITION THAT IS EXTREMELY WICKED AND CRUEL:
No Church is PERFECT.
No LEADER is also PERFECT.
At the end of the day you will always need men that will find an EXCUSE for all your ERRORS, MISTAKES and PITFALLS.
Sometimes in Leadership, we fall into the hands of the people we lead. May you not fall into the wrong hand.
As a Leader, you show mercy to people, why must you surround yourself with people who don’t have mercy for you.
12) NEVER BRING ANYONE INTO LEADERSHIP POSITION WHO GOD HAS NOT CHOSEN OR HAS REJECTED:
You have to be very careful not to choose the ELDER BROTHERS of David.
They may look like what you want, but God sees their HEARTS, that it is not the HEART of a LEADER.
Most GREAT PROPHETS have made mistake along this line.
They have anointed the ELAIBS, ABINADAB and SHAMMAH’S
The man Prophet Samuel called, ‘behold, the Lord’s anointed, was not even the one God has anointed for that Position.
I KNOW YOU SEE VERY WELL.
YOU MUST ALSO LEARN TO HEAR VERY WELL.
Thanks for Reading.
Presiding Bishop Answer’s Assembly warri Delta State Nigeria.