I have been spending time with the younger leaders of this generation.
I guess I am one myself. :)
I have found that these leaders really want more of God in their life. They also want their leaders to actually lead them. They know there is more inside of them, but they are scared to say that and need a mentor to say it. They will not remain in mediocrity.
Psalms says, "Deep calls unto deep..." Someone who is shallow cannot lead someone who is hungry to go deeper. Someone who is deep probably will frustrate the shallow Christian because of the demands to go deeper.
Here is what I am finding as I sit with these younger leaders:
1) They don't want to merely spend time with people, they want to have time invested into their lives.
2) They are begging for mentors who will take personal time with them and talk about more than just "the weather."
3) They really believe that they can change the world. They will not remain somewhere without seeing signs of moving toward changing their world.
4) They are looking for leaders who are truly "on fire," not just those who preach really loud and hard on Sundays, but they catch these leaders praying, fasting and seeking God.
5) They are not so much as interested as starting a church or ministry, they want to seek God and see what happens. So.... don't recruit for them to start something, recruit them to seek God with you.
My eyes have been opened. I wanted to write this down before I forgot the impact of these last couple of weeks. If you are a younger leader (like me), don't apologize for your hunger or desire to impact the world. If you are an older leader that wants to mentor the next generation....then don't be passive. They will run over you.
You attract who you are, not what you want.
Do you want leaders around you who are hungry? Get hungry? Who are on fire? Get on fire? Those that want to go deeper? Go Deeper.
Deep calls unto deep.
new blog was posted on my personal/church blogger: www.thewellpsl.wordpress.com "Knowing Your Voice."