Scriptures: Habakkuk 2:1-2; Exodus 31:1-11; Exodus 17:4-5
Leaders share Vision and Teams are responsible to Run with it. Effectively fulfilling a vision is a team effort. Both Leaders and Team Members must look beyond individual goals to see that an even greater purpose can be accomplished by working together. A Team Member is not just accountable to the Leader or even to the other team members, but is primarily accountable to God to accomplish His Vision, Mandates, and Assignments - in His timing.
Wow! That seems like a big responsibility doesn’t it?
Yes… but He doesn’t require that we do it all in our own strength.
What does it take to achieve a vision?
Habakkuk 2:1-4 NKJV
1. I will stand my watch and set myself on the rampart, and watch to see what He will say to me, and what I will answer when I am corrected.
2. Then the Lord answered me and said: “Write the vision and make it plain on tablets, That he may run who reads it.
3. For the vision is yet for an appointed time; But at the end it will speak, and it will not lie. Though it tarries, wait for it; Because it will surely come, it will not tarry.
4. “Behold the proud, his soul is not upright in him; But the just shall live by his faith.
Verse 2 describes the responsibility of the leader to make the Vision as clear as possible by writing or recording it where it can be seen and heard by others.
Team members should all be familiar with the vision of the organization and leader. Why? So they can run with it to see it fulfilled!
Team Members are anointed to carry the vision
In Exodus 31 we see a great picture of anointed team members.
God was giving Moses some direction on the temporary tabernacle He wanted built, and in this chapter God identifies certain skilled workers He called and appointed to help carry out that vision. This tabernacle was a type and shadow of the Church, and we are now a part of carrying out Christ’s directive to Build His Church (Matthew 16:18). As such, there is a lot to glean from these passages.
Let’s highlight a few verses:
Verse 3: “…I have filled him with the Spirit of God, in wisdom, in understanding, in knowledge, and in all manner of workmanship."
Verse 6: “I have put wisdom in the hearts of all the gifted artisans, that they may make all that I have commanded you.”
And God tells Moses in verse 11, “all that I have commanded you they shall do.”
Moses was to lead and others were to help carry the vision. They were anointed for it! This wasn’t just man’s vision of a glorious tabernacle to be built, it was God’s plan.
There are people anointed by God to accomplish tasks and advance the vision, and God gives both the leader and the team members wisdom in how to move forward.
We aren’t building a temporary tabernacle now, we are building the Church - the Body of Christ.
How much more important is our assignment? How much more do we need to be filled with the knowledge of His will and have spiritual understanding?
If you are a team member reading this, ask yourself these questions:
What am I doing to advance God’s vision?
Have I discovered yet things that I feel gifted to do?
6 Main Responsibilities of a Team
Advance the Vision
Understand your Function
Commit to the Processes
Submit & Execute Proposals
Analyze & Report Results