Leaders bringing out the giftings of their people within the Hebraic Faith
Can we be Torah Observant and embrace spiritual gifts? As a leader, you are looked upon to make serious decisions. These decisions often affect others and are not always popular. It goes with the territory of being a leader.
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Being a leader in the Messianic Hebraic Faith is, more often than not, a thankless job.
But, what if you can approach your leadership style in a way that could become a bit more encouraging for the people you lead? If you inspire folks to walk in their individual gifting, this will give them a charge where they are and likely will be willing to work together as His body.
However, inviting people to walk out of their gifting can be problematic and should be used judiciously. If you do it just for the sake of trying to get more out of people, your people will see right through that. It will reflect poorly on you, leading them to believe your motives are phony.
It also will stop having an impact. It’s much like giving everyone a trophy because they participated. This type of false motivation has the potential to produce the opposite results than you intended. It will be less effective.
The key is to be genuine in embracing other’s spiritual gifting.
When you enable someone to minister in the area of their spiritual gifting in Torah Observant fellowships, make sure they are prepared. If they know how to rise above, then this is something to recognize and encourage.
This can be a tough call because what is the line-in-the-sand that shows a person is ready and equipped to use their gifts for Yah’s glory? Do they have to go way above what others have done or are we able to recognize lesser accomplishments, like those of our middle toe?The Israel Bible Daily Inspirations
Another downside to this leadership style is it can leave people out. Some people do a quiet ministry driven solely by The Father Himself. When equipping others, be on the lookout for these peaceful faith warriors and undergird them also.
Sadly, there are many within the Hebraic faith that don’t know or understand their spiritual giftings. Instead of pursuing their callings, they run after power and position.
Your encouragement could annoy them if they are not able to see past their egos.
Some situations will require reverting to tough decisions. It may require you to go against the hope of each one doing His Yah-given role within the body. And some leaders will avoid making those decisions because they enjoy the satisfaction that comes with the motivating those to be equipped within their gifting approach.
But, this could cause the body to respect you less over the long run. Therefore, you have to be ready to make those tough decisions when the need arises.
For example, once we can understand and embrace our own giftings, we begin to see how vital our gift is for the body. Our spiritual gifting should be a part of our Torah observant lifestyle.
If we are a middle toe running around declaring everyone recognize you as the most essential body part – you are not fulfilling your gifting. And you may need to be asked to back off a bit.
“The eye cannot say to the hand, “I don’t need you!” And the head cannot say to the feet, “I don’t need you!” so that there should be no division in the body, but that its parts should have equal concern for each other.”1 Corinthians 12:21
Overall, if leadership can find the right balance of showing support where it is meaningful, and it doesn’t leave others in the dust, you have the formula for having a great fellowship working together, as the Word describes.
This balance takes time and could come with some growing pains, especially for newer fellowships, or ones that are not used to change. But, the results will be a highly functioning Body of Messiah.
Spiritual gifts and the Torah observant life go hand in hand. We need to support and encourage one another in this.