Leadership: Wants Vs. Needs


“To what can I compare the people of this generation?” Jesus asked. “How can I describe them? They are like children playing a game in the public square. They complain to their friends, ‘We played wedding songs, and you didn’t dance, so we played funeral songs, and you didn’t weep.’ For John the Baptist didn’t spend his time eating bread or drinking wine, and you say, ‘He’s possessed by a demon.’ The Son of Man, on the other hand, feasts and drinks, and you say, ‘He’s a glutton and a drunkard, and a friend of tax collectors and other sinners!’ But wisdom is shown to be right by the lives of those who follow it. ” – Luke 7:31-35 NLT

Jesus is the ultimate leader and I like to use His leadership techniques. In Luke 7, He is obviously pointing out to His disciples that no matter what a leader does, He will not be able to please all the people. Therefore, a man of God must understand the will of God for every situation so he can lead in that direction no matter what people think they want as an outcome.

When you accept your calling as a leader for God, you come to realize that giving people what they “want” is not so much the job. Giving people what they “need” is the job of a man of God.

Pray for our President and our Governor today. Pray for our Pastors and fathers today. 

Leaders are chosen to win for you! Leadership isn’t fair, but neither is the Favor of God. Do not be upset when the very people you are called to lead decide to persecute you. Jesus knew it and predicted it. Realize that God has given you Favor in all situations and you will come out on top. Go with God on every decision, not with the popular public opinion. 

I am asking you to share your thoughts with me on leadership, our weekly blogs or any other topic on your mind. My email is GF@GFWatkins.org. Let me hear from you!

– GF

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G.F. Watkins
G.F. Watkins is an international leader, speaker, visionary, church planter, and an author of seven books. From his humble beginnings as a high school coach, G.F. has gone on to plant churches around the world starting with PowerHouse Church in Katy, Texas, Powerhouse Namibia in Africa, and PowerHouse Peru in South America.  As a spiritual son to the late Dr. Edwin Louis Cole, father of the modern day men’s movement, G.F. Watkins’ principle of ministry and church planting is the restoration of the world through the restoration of the man. This fundamental belief, that men are God’s answer to the world’s  problems, birthed the world wide movement known as Man Church over 20 years ago.  Man Church teaches that manhood and Christlikeness are synonymous. It is the foundation on which all of PowerHouse Church and its covenant churches are built on. Reach the man, change the family; change the family, change the church; change the church, change the community; change the community, change the city; change the city, change the state; change the state, change the nation; change the nation, change the world. It all begins with men taking responsibility and taking their rightful place. After pastoring PowerHouse Katy for 20 years and planting churches around the globe, G.F. has stepped into the role of an apostolic leader and coach through his organization The Genesis Team. The Genesis team serves as a covering and a resource to pastors and business leaders, their families, and their staff. Sharing the wisdom gained over 30 years of ministry he guides young pastors and leaders as they navigate the obstacles of life. Pastor G.F. travels the world equipping God’s leaders with strategies for increasing commitment levels, developing and growing strong men’s ministries, and impacting the world with the gospel.


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