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Mountain Top Life Daily Devotional 5 November 2022 By Dr. D.K Olukoya – Effective Delegation: A Leadership Secret (V)
TOPIC — Effective Delegation: A Leadership Secret (V) (Mountain Of Fire and Miracle Ministries, MFM Devotional 5 November 2022)
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Ezekiel 7, Ezekiel 8, Ezekiel 9, Hebrews 6:13-20, Hebrews 7:1-10, Psalm 119:161-168
FIRE SCRIPTURE: Exodus 18:1-27 (KJV)
1 When Jethro, the priest of Midian, Moses’ father in law, heard of all that God had done for Moses, and for Israel his people, and that the Lord had brought Israel out of Egypt;
2 Then Jethro, Moses’ father in law, took Zipporah, Moses’ wife, after he had sent her back,
3 And her two sons; of which the name of the one was Gershom; for he said, I have been an alien in a strange land:
4 And the name of the other was Eliezer; for the God of my father, said he, was mine help, and delivered me from the sword of Pharaoh:
5 And Jethro, Moses’ father in law, came with his sons and his wife unto Moses into the wilderness, where he encamped at the mount of God:
6 And he said unto Moses, I thy father in law Jethro am come unto thee, and thy wife, and her two sons with her.
7 And Moses went out to meet his father in law, and did obeisance, and kissed him; and they asked each other of their welfare; and they came into the tent.
8 And Moses told his father in law all that the Lord had done unto Pharaoh and to the Egyptians for Israel’s sake, and all the travail that had come upon them by the way, and how the Lord delivered them.
9 And Jethro rejoiced for all the goodness which the Lord had done to Israel, whom he had delivered out of the hand of the Egyptians.
10 And Jethro said, Blessed be the Lord, who hath delivered you out of the hand of the Egyptians, and out of the hand of Pharaoh, who hath delivered the people from under the hand of the Egyptians.
11 Now I know that the Lord is greater than all gods: for in the thing wherein they dealt proudly he was above them.
12 And Jethro, Moses’ father in law, took a burnt offering and sacrifices for God: and Aaron came, and all the elders of Israel, to eat bread with Moses’ father in law before God.
13 And it came to pass on the morrow, that Moses sat to judge the people: and the people stood by Moses from the morning unto the evening.
14 And when Moses’ father in law saw all that he did to the people, he said, What is this thing that thou doest to the people? why sittest thou thyself alone, and all the people stand by thee from morning unto even?
15 And Moses said unto his father in law, Because the people come unto me to enquire of God:
16 When they have a matter, they come unto me; and I judge between one and another, and I do make them know the statutes of God, and his laws.
17 And Moses’ father in law said unto him, The thing that thou doest is not good.
18 Thou wilt surely wear away, both thou, and this people that is with thee: for this thing is too heavy for thee; thou art not able to perform it thyself alone.
19 Hearken now unto my voice, I will give thee counsel, and God shall be with thee: Be thou for the people to God-ward, that thou mayest bring the causes unto God:
20 And thou shalt teach them ordinances and laws, and shalt shew them the way wherein they must walk, and the work that they must do.
21 Moreover thou shalt provide out of all the people able men, such as fear God, men of truth, hating covetousness; and place such over them, to be rulers of thousands, and rulers of hundreds, rulers of fifties, and rulers of tens:
22 And let them judge the people at all seasons: and it shall be, that every great matter they shall bring unto thee, but every small matter they shall judge: so shall it be easier for thyself, and they shall bear the burden with thee.
23 If thou shalt do this thing, and God command thee so, then thou shalt be able to endure, and all this people shall also go to their place in peace.
24 So Moses hearkened to the voice of his father in law, and did all that he had said.
25 And Moses chose able men out of all Israel, and made them heads over the people, rulers of thousands, rulers of hundreds, rulers of fifties, and rulers of tens.
26 And they judged the people at all seasons: the hard causes they brought unto Moses, but every small matter they judged themselves.
27 And Moses let his father in law depart; and he went his way into his own land.
MEMORY VERSE: “Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:” – Matthew 28:19
Delegation is a progressive process. When you delegate authority, ensure that you supervise.
PRAISE AND WORSHIP:
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PROPHETIC WORD FOR TODAY:
I DECREE THAT YOU WILL NEVER GIVE UP AT THE EDGE OF YOUR BREAKTHROUGHT, IN THE NAME OF JESUS.
MFM Devotional For Today 2022 MESSAGE:
Yesterday, we learnt four reasons why some leaders do not delegate. The fifth likely reason could be that some leaders do not know how to delegate. I had mentioned earlier that the skill for effective delegation is one of the hallmarks of a great leader. Therefore, today, we will fill that knowledge gap by turning our attention to how leaders should delegate.
The first step in becoming an effective delegator is to set clear goals and expectations. Let your team members know what they are required to do or achieve, why the task is important, the timeline for delivery and other details that will help their good performance. Break down the responsibilities into smaller, easier to measure chunks and let them know whether or not they have met your expectations. Jesus’ leadership proves this point. He clearly made His vision, goals and expectation known to His apostles. He gave His apostles specific directions and launched them into their first ministry assignment in Matthew 10:5-10. Later, after they had gained more training and experience, He turned His ministry to them before He ascended to heaven (Matthew 28:17-20). In each of these instances, Jesus made His goals and expectations very clear to His apostles.
The second step is to give the people the freedom to act. This is quite fair if you are going to hold the people accountable for their actions and performance. Delegate the authority to make decisions to them and resist the temptation to interfere. Overrule their decisions only when absolutely necessary. As you oversee what they do, ask them questions on how they are doing and why. Also allow them to ask you questions. Listen to them and encourage feedback. Get to know if they are doing well on the task and where they need some help. Jesus, our role model, also showed that a key element of delegation is oversight or supervision. He did not just give His apostles tasks and abandon them. He said to them, “Behold, I am with you always, even unto the end of the age” (Matthew 28:20b). And in John 14, He promised to send His Spirit to guide and encourage them. Truly, delegation is the start of an interaction; it is collaboration!
- Father, equip me with the skills of effective delegation, in the name of Jesus.
- Father, make me an effective communicator of goals and expectations to my team members, in the name of Jesus.
- Father, as I delegate authority to people, make me a good support and overseer to them, in the name of Jesus.
- O God, make me a good listener and user of feedback, in the name of Jesus.
- O God, help me to see delegation as interaction and collaboration, in the name of Jesus.
- My Father, help me to use the knowledge and skill on effective delegation to advance Your Kingdom, in the name of Jesus.
- My Father, anoint me to succeed, in the name of Jesus.
MOUNTAIN TOP LIFE is a daily devotional by Dr. D.K Olukoya (General Overseer, Mountain of Fire and Miracle Ministries, Worldwide)
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