Monday, September 5, 2011

Top Ten Mistakes Women Leaders Make - #9 Not Involving Others

"They were continually devoting themselves to the apostles' teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer" (Acts 2:42, NASB).

God called us to fellowship. He knew we needed one another. His desire is for us to work together as the body of Christ.

As a leader, sometimes it is easier to work alone. Involving other people can be so exhausting and time-consuming. Many women make the mistake of going it alone. Our ninth mistake is not involving others. Men tend to work together in teams. They may "fight" to find the strongest leader but the way they rise to the top is to be the strongest and do their part on the team. While we can put people into categories, we do know that the tendency for women is for them to do anything they can to charge ahead and go around the system. Secular research shows that while women are relational, they do not work together well.

As believers, we are to encourage one another and work together for the cause of Christ. Look for ways to involve others in the planning and execution of projects. Sure, it is faster to do it on your own, but God's plan is to work together. Let's show the world how Christian women should act. God will help us as we look for women to be on our teams.