2010 leaders must be mature, having solid spiritual foundations and well-constructed framing for the challenges ahead. It is so interesting that several times in scripture Paul the Apostle used the analogy of building a house to illustrate how individual believers and the church are constructed into a holy dwelling.
If you build a house in the U.S. you must have a blue print of the whole house. Beginning with the foundation, the general contractor oversees construction of each part. In Ephesians 2:19-22 we see the picture of the church being constructed into a dwelling place for the Holy Spirit. We are being constructed individually and the church is being constructed corporately. Jesus is the cornerstone; the apostolic and prophetic are foundations; and God the Father oversees the construction. The building is rising!
A mature leader, to be effective in this building process, must himself be solid, stable, and a wise builder. The 2010 leader must also be well constructed! He or she must have a perspective of the whole building, knowing that their portion of the larger is critical to stability of the whole. They must know there is a bigger cause, not just their own portion. Yet, just as in building a physical house, they must know not to build that portion which is not theirs. They may be good framers, but poor electricians. They must not risk stability to other portions.
As we move ahead in 2010 ask yourself as a leader; what is my portion? Am I mature and solid in my foundations so I can effectively build my portion?