Multiplying by identifying and investing in Emerging Leaders

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Danny Mequet
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February 7, 2010 was quite possibly the greatest day in the history of New Orleans. It was the day that ended 43 years of suffering as the Saints won the Superbowl! As great as Drew Brees and the rest of the team played it was two former players who deserved a lot of the credit for the Saints’ Championship. These two men understood that their value was multiplied when they invested in other players.

Deuce McAllister, who was no longer able to play because of injuries added tremendous value to the team as a mentor to the young running backs, Reggie Bush and Pierre Thomas. McAllister recognized the importance of investing in these players and because of his investment they became vital parts of the Saints’ Championship team. Another player, John Carney, also played an extremely valuable role in the Saints run to the Superbowl. Garrett Hartley replaced the aging John Carney on the field, but it was Carney’s ability to identify Hartley as a star in the making that proved Carney’s importance to the team. John Carney not only identified Hartley as an up-and-coming star, but he took his time and invested in him. On Janurary 24, 2010 the Who Dat Nation watched as Garrett Hartley kicked the game winning field goal in overtime against the Vikings to send the Saints to the Superbowl. Then, Hartley became the first field goal kicker to kick 3 field goals of 40 yards or more in a Superbowl to help the Saints achieve their historic victory. Deuce McAllister and John Carney didn’t play a minute in the Superbowl, but their identification of and investment in others made them an extremely valuable part of a Saints team that will forever be remembered.

Paul the Apostle also shows us the importance of identifying and investing in emerging leaders in 2 Timothy 2:2 and Titus 1:5. It is only through continual identification of and investing in emerging leaders that we can multiply our efforts to reach and build people.

“And the things you have heard me say in the presence of many witnesses entrust to reliable men who will also be qualified to teach others.” 2 Timothy 2:2

“The reason I left you in Crete was that you might straighten out what was left unfinished and appoint elders in every town, as I directed you.” Titus 1:5

Paul is writing to two young leaders who have been identified and are being invested in by Paul in order to multiply his ability to continue to reach and build people.

As we desire to reach and build people as a part of God’s plan to impact our world we must understand the importance of multiplying our efforts through the identification of emerging leaders and the subsequent investment in them.

• What is the most challenging part about identifying emerging leaders?
• What is the most challenging part about investing in emerging leaders?
• What could God do through you if you multiplied yourself by identifying and investing in 3 emerging leaders?
• Who have you identified and invested in so you can multiply your efforts? Who are 3 emerging leaders into who you can invest yourself?

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