Genesis 29,30; Luke 12
“And the Lord said, ‘Who then is the faithful and sensible steward whom his master will put in charge of his servants, to give them their rations at the proper time? Blessed is that slave whom his master finds so doing when he comes.” “But if the slave says in his heart, ‘My master will be a long time in coming …’” (Luke 12:45)
How much supervision and accountability do I need? If no one is watching me, do I slack? Or do I discern what needs to be done, envision it, and move forward? That’s the difference between an “employee” and a servant-leader. Accountability structures are necessary because it protects a ministry or an organization from hirelings. But the greatest accountability is an inside job. It’s self-appointed accountability. When constant supervision becomes a necessity, it becomes a trust issue because the employee won't do what he should unless he is being watched and supervised. On the other hand, trustworthy leaders don’t need constant management. They supervise themselves!
The most valuable ones are those that don’t require a lot of supervision. They can “see” what needs to be done. I must be that kind of person and bring around me the same. If a person needs constant supervision, he is costing the organization twice as much because not only is the organization having to pay him, they have to pay someone else to supervise him. I think if he could supervise and correct himself, he could make twice as much!
Father, please let it be that my supervisor is the Holy Spirit. He is the One I need, and with His tutoring, I will act “in faith.” I will remain accountable and coachable, but that should not be a daily mandate. Help me to hear You and follow what You are asking.
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