Seeing potential

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Danny Mequet – [email protected]

One of the most important qualities of a leader is the ability to see potential within Emerging Leaders. This can be challenging at times, but a leader should be able to see what others don’t see.

Michelangelo, when questioned about his masterpiece David, answered that the sculpture had always existed within the stone. He had simply chiseled away the rock around it” (John Maxwell, Developing the Leaders Around You).

Just as Michelangelo saw the potential for a great sculpture, Jesus saw the leadership potential in ordinary men – his disciples.

“As Jesus was walking beside the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers, Simon called Peter and his brother Andrew. Matthew 4:18

Jesus spent forty days praying and fasting before He began calling his disciples to follow him. It is important to recognize that Jesus did not ask random people to follow him, but he listened to his father who showed him the people who had the potential to become leaders.

Jesus did not only see Simon and Peter physically, but he also saw them the way God, his father saw them – as men with great potential.

In order to see the potential in Emerging Leaders we must pray so that we can see what God sees.

*Click here to see what characteristics we should be looking for in Emerging Leaders.

Think about it…

  • Do you spend time asking God to help you see potential leaders the ways He sees them?
  • What can you do to make sure you see others the way God sees them?

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