The theme for MFM Daily Devotional November 6 2022 is ”Effective Delegation: A Leadership Secret (VI)”.
Here is today’s MFM daily devotional designed for your today’s spiritual refreshment. Kindly read today’s teaching by Dr DK Olukoya, meditate on the word of God and endeavour to act in accordance with them. As you start your day with God through his word, may he go before you to perfect all you have to do today.
SCRIPTURE: “Take heed therefore unto yourselves, and to all the flock, over the which the Holy Ghost hath made you overseers, to feed the church of God, which he hath purchased with his own blood.” – Acts 20:28.
It is now clear that the skill of effective delegation, an essential tool for successful leadership, can be learnt. Therefore, today, we will continue our discourse on how to become an effective delegator.
The third step is to motivate and encourage the people you delegate responsibilities to. Give them the credit, affirmation and incentive for their good suggestions, ideas, initiatives, innovation, and commitment to the tasks. You should do this as you evaluate their performance at different stages of the task or project. This is one great way leaders positively influence and motivate their team. However, do not overdo it and be sincere about it. Expressions like, “that’s pretty good” or “you’re really improving” can move mountains. The Scriptures underscore this point on motivation when it says, in 1 Thessalonians 5:11, “Therefore comfort each other and edify one another, just as you also are doing (NKJV) and in Hebrews 10:24, “And let us consider one another in order to stir up love and good works.”
The fourth step is that you must stay on top of things. The fact that you have delegated does not mean you should abandon your oversight role. Get regular reports, encourage your team members to adhere to timelines for completion of tasks, hold meetings for review and assessment of work as well as progress made, and hold people accountable. The Scriptures reveal instances where oversight and accountability were demanded from leaders. In the Old Testament, God made Eleazar the son of Aaron the priest the chief over the chief of the Levites, and gave him oversight of them that keep charge of the sanctuary (Numbers 3:32). Similarly, Acts 20:28 says, “Take heed therefore unto yourselves, and to all the flock, over which the Holy Spirit hath made you overseers, to feed the church of God, which he hath purchased with his own blood.”
Beloved, it is now clear that delegation is a progressive process. You hand off a part of a process, check outcomes, praise and correct, and then repeat, gradually expanding the process as success builds upon success. Now that you know how to delegate, go ahead and do it. You will get great results, to the glory of God.
- Father, help me to commend, motivate and reward members of my team for their genuine contributions, in the name of Jesus.
- I will not fail the test of oversight and accountability in leadership, in the name of Jesus.
- Powers that want me to fail as a leader, die, in the name of Jesus.
- Father, make me a practical, useful and durable instrument in Your hand, in the name of Jesus.
- O God, make me an effective builder in Your kingdom, in the name of Jesus.
- My Father, let Your grace be sufficient for me at all times, in the name of Jesus.
- Father, make me a worker that has regards for timeline and deadline, in the name of Jesus.