Focus on the Structure, not Each Brick

2010 leadership requires the maturity of an expert builder. Many leaders attempt to build God’s kingdom but become mired in molding the bricks rather than building the actual structure. They become excited about each brick, but often lose their focus on the bigger picture thus displaying their immaturity in leadership.

Paul was a leader of leaders and called himself an ‘expert or master builder’ (1 Cor. 3:10). He mentored and molded individual believers, but his leadership focus was on the house, not the brick. As a leader of leaders, he let many others mold the bricks, while he focused on joining the bricks together into a kingdom structure.

He said ‘in Him (Jesus) the whole building is joined together and rises to become a holy temple in the Lord’ (Eph. 2:21). He knew that a single brick was not a kingdom structure. He knew that a bunch of single bricks scattered around the foundation was not a kingdom structure.

It was the assembling and joining of the bricks to each other that rose to become a kingdom structure. Paul had a great ability to join the bricks together using the mortar of the Spirit of God to guide him as a master builder. A leader of leaders may mold some individual bricks, but as a ‘master builder’ the 2010 leader must stay focused aligning and joining the bricks together to rise into the kingdom that the Lord desires.

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