Determining a "Sane Estimate" of our Capabilities

This week we’re examining the S in our SERVE Model of leadership which stands for: Self-Sacrificing Servant

Let’s begin with the word Self.  The phrase “Know thyself” has been attributed to the Greek philosopher, Socrates.  It’s great advice for leaders.  It’s crucial for us to know ourselves – our strengths and our weaknesses, our abilities and our inabilities, our personalities and the experiences that have shaped us, and what motivates or de-motivates us.

Romans 12:3 (Ph) states, “Don’t cherish exaggerated ideas of yourself or your importance, but try to have a sane estimate of your capabilities by the light of the faith God has given you.”

A “sane estimate” pushes us to surround ourselves with people who possess different strengths, different skill sets, and different personalities and capabilities.

A “sane estimate does not mean downplaying our strengths and capabilities due to some false understanding of humility.  It means being honest about the gifts and abilities God has graciously given us and then using them with all our might.

So what are your strengths and weaknesses?  To learn more, take CLASS 301.  Or, take the DISC personality assessment.  You can sign-up for CLASS 301 or DISC by contacting the Church Office at (937)393-5383 or responding to this email.

The Only Thing Limiting GNG’s Future Is The Number Of Leaders We Can Develop.