on LEADERSHIP

August 09, 2008

curiosity

David asked the men standing near him, “What will be done for the man who kills this Philistine and removes this disgrace from Israel? Who is this uncircumcised Philistine that he should defy the armies of the living God?” 1Samuel 17:26

CURIOSITY – it would lead you to do things you never thought you could.
CURIOSITY – expands your imagination, creativity and resourcefulness.

It was curiosity that helped started my short lived stand up comedy life. I was so curios and fond of impersonators and comedians and asked myself a silly question: Can I earn by telling funny stories. Well – the rest is history.

It was curiosity also that helped me grow as a Christian. I remember always asking myself ” Is so and so always on fire for Jesus. If he can do it, I can too!”

It was curiosity that led me to become a pastor. “What if I enter ministry?”

It was curiosity that helped improved my preaching skills. What if I try to incorporate my humor with the Word of God which was quite unheard of in my former church where smiling is a SIN. What if I added videos to connect to the audience I am reaching out to? What if I start adding pictures in my powerpoint? What if I start using KEYNOTE to improve my presentation?

What if I start blogging? even if I don’t know how
What if we adjust the volume of church music a little higher? even if it offends older folks
What if we try to give away candies in church? even if nobody does it
What if we add some coffee after services? even if it would cost more
What if we empower this person to lead worship? even if he messes up on the first try
What if we try a new way of training leaders? even if it would change the current system
What if we change how youth ministry should be? even if it is against youth ministry books
What if we challenge our church to tithe? even if your people might find it offensive
What if we do an out of the box church service? even if christians would criticize you
What if we preach the truth of sin and repentance? even if it is unpopular

WHAT IF?

It was David’s curiosity that opened the door for him to face Goliath and eventually lead the nation as the king. Most great things starts with the right questions.

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