28 We proclaim him by instructing and teaching all people with all wisdom so that we may present every person mature in Christ. 29 Toward this goal I also labor, struggling according to his power that powerfully works in me. (Col 1:28-29, NET)

36 When He saw the crowds, He felt compassion for them, because they were weary and worn out, like sheep without a shepherd. 37 Then He said to His disciples, “The harvest is abundant, but the workers are few. 38 Therefore, pray to the Lord of the harvest to send out workers into His harvest.” (Matt 9:36-38, HCSB)

Psalm 78:72 says of David, “He shepherded them with a pure heart and guided them with skillful hands.”  If you only have leadership spirit people will like you but only follow you so far because you don’t produce results.  If you only have leadership skill people will admire you for a season but will eventually feel used by you because they don’t feel valued.  David was an effective leader because he developed his leadership spirit and skills. Read More →