Can't See the Forest?

When you see a forest, what do you see?

That depends on your vision.

An ordinary person sees trees.  An expert craftsman does not.

The craftsman sees furniture and boat docks.  Cabinets and tables.  Pianos and Guitars.  Houses and cabins.

When you see a crowd, what do you see?

It depends on your vision.

An ordinary person sees people.  A leader does not.

The leader sees gifts and talents.  Abilities and passions.  Teachers and musicians.  Artists and coaches.

How has your ‘vision’ been lately?  When is the last time you saw someone for what theycould be rather than what they currently are?

When is the last time you helped someone unleash their full potential?

This week, open your eyes to those around you and encourage one person in their development.

You might be shocked at what you find underneath the bark.



What are some principles you think are important when discovering and developing potential leaders?


repost from 2.22.11

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Marlin McPhail

9 years ago

In Sunday School a while back an exercise we did was to identify others’ talents and gifts.  For each person in the class, we were to write down on separate pieces of paper what we thought they were good at or what we thought they “would” be good at doing.  All were secretly distributed to all in the class.  You would be surprised what others see in you!  Makes you think about what you could be doing with your life.


9 years ago

Great exercise & comment Marlin.

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