John 20:21-22 “Again Jesus said, ‘Peace be with you! As the Father has sent me, I am sending you'”.
Have you ever entrusted someone to carry on a assignment only to have them fail miserably? What was your response? Many times leaders shame others in order to help them realize the gravity of their failure.
When Jesus was crucified many of the disciples fled. Peter denied Jesus three times. He was a leader without followers. Jesus has now come back to life. How will Jesus handle this reunion among those who have totally abandoned Him and the mission?
Today’s reading shares the Heart of Leadership, (John 20:21-22). What an incredible greeting after all they had experienced. Please notice Jesus didn’t use shame, or harsh words. Just a reaffirmation of the assignment and His commitment to them. Jesus used grace and total acceptance as motivation for His followers to carry on the mission.
Jesus shows us it was time to recast the vision with new life. When there is failure in the organization, it is more important to revitalize the team, not focus on the past.
Point to ponder- Do you need to rally your team around the assignment that has been derailed, failed or gotten off track? Begin by affirming those under your leadership. Be at peace and send them forth “Don’t forget to Recast the Vision”.
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