Thursday, July 1, 2021

God's Dream Team (Titus 1:1-9)

List down some characteristics of leadership that you would expect of leaders:

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Then compare your list with Paul's list. 

"...if a man is blameless, the husband of one wife, having faithful children not accused of dissipation or insubordination. ... must be blameless, as a steward of God, not self-willed, not quick-tempered, not given to wine, not violent, not greedy for money, but hospitable, a lover of what is good, sober-minded, just, holy, self-controlled, holding fast the faithful word as he has been taught, that he may be able, by sound doctrine, both to exhort and convict those who contradict." (Titus 1:6‭-‬9)

Which of these characteristics caught your attention and why?

Consider these then. Today it is common to look up to successful leaders that are super rich or super smart and creative or communicate well or charismatic. It is 90% on the outward and 10% on the inward. 

The lists from Titus is so different. Recently I read in a Christian article of what God looks for using the metaphor of an iceberg. The tip of the iceberg which is about 10% the total size is liken to what God looks for- competence. 

What is the 90% God looks for?

Marriage & family, loving God and people, knowing God's words, and character.

Which team do you belong to?

Prayer

Lord, as I read this list in Titus 1, I pray that you align my heart to yours,  that what you desire becomes what I desire too. And keep my heart and mind from becoming so earthly-bounded that I forget what kind of disciples you call me to become. Thank you for including me in your Dream Team. In the precious Name of our Lord Jesus Christ.  Amen