Multiplication Always Surprises Me!

img_8892I just returned from helping to lead a leadership training event in South Africa with good friends and partners, and again, I’m surprised by how easy it is to encourage and help others!

The room was full of 40 leaders from all over South Africa that were working and serving people in some tough situations, and they came together thinking they would get some training and resources.

The left, 4 days later, with a new understanding of community and they were filled up.

*They were encouraged…

*They were challenged…

*They were given hope…

*They were able to laugh and cry…

*They were taught…

*They were listened to…

*They were connected to others going through some of the same things…

*They were affirmed…

*They were celebrated…

*They were thanked…

*They were empowered…

*They were reminded…

*They were convicted…

*They were blessed.

The secret formula to make all this happen is to simply bring people together and stop what you’re doing and share your life.

We all can do it. We all should do it.

What keeps us from investing into the lives of others?

  1. We’re Way Too Busy. We don’t know how to slow down or stop long enough to build a relationship or even to lay the foundation of relationship.
  2. We’re Way Too Distracted. We connected to our technology, and that’s become more important than the lives right in front of us. We have a hard time turning that off.
  3. We’re Way Too Critical. Instead of celebrating others, we highlight the weaknesses and faults. We forget that at one time we too were just learning. We need to focus on what’s most important, not on our personal preferences.
  4. We’re Way Too Proud. We think that we can teach from our success, when what people need and want is for us to be genuine, and even be a little vulnerable. Quit worrying about the image you’re trying to build and protect. Let your guard down and be real.
  5. We’re Way Too Competitive. We spend all of our energy building OUR Kingdom, when what we need to do is focus on HIS Kingdom. We are all working together and it’s time we begin to act like it.

Who are you investing into?

What excuses are you using when you find an opportunity to multiply yourself into someone else?

You’ll be surprised, in the same way that I’m always surprised. Learn to look for opportunities to pour into others lives, in the same way others have poured into you.

Russ Cline has wide experience in church, mission, and global leadership. Beginning in the local church in Southern California, then moving to Ecuador for 16 years to be a part of launching three distinct organizations, Russ is now back in Southern California working with Extreme Response International in providing leadership coaching and organizational development to leaders around the world. Russ' passion is to come alongside organizations and to help them identify areas of growth, focus and change, resulting in greater impact and effectiveness. Russ graduated from Azusa Pacific University with a degree in Business and Christian Education and completed his graduate work in Organizational Development. He has been married for 30 years to Gina, and they have three kids: Rheanna, Riley and Raylin. To learn more about Russ, visit: www.russellcline.com Write directly to Russ at: rcline@extremeresponse.org www.extremeresponse.org www.leadermundial.org twitter: leadonesource, leadermundial

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