A blueprint provides the exact details for the construction of any structure. The greater the detail, the better the opportunity for a permanent structure. The same is true in leaders.
Last week we talked about the necessity of the right foundation. Today, we focus on the need to follow the blueprint.
This may not sound like much of a point, but think about the situation for a minute.
If someone plans to serve as a leader, they must first be a good follower. Jesus exemplified this principle, as did the apostles, and many others today.
If we are unable to follow the details of the blueprint, then how can we measure the success of our leadership?
Jesus called people to follow Him before He sent them into the world to lead others to Him.
When someone decides they know a “better” way than to follow the plan of our Lord, problems are on the horizon.
The better we follow the blueprint our Lord has provided for our leadership, the greater our success will be in the kingdom. Take the time to listen, learn and lead.