Building Big (Part 10) – Q&A with Terry Virgo

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How Do You Recognise the Capacity of a Leader and Help Them Move Beyond It?

  • People start talking about their own limitations.​​​
  • Be careful, because God chooses the weak things and those with misgivings.
  • Most of us struggle with this.
  • Hitting a ceiling may be a ‘death’ but can bring you through it and ‘raise you’.
  • There is a Biblical principle of growth – and this often happens when we face challenges we have never faced before.
  • Terry tends towards ‘They will grow into this’.
  • It can be an internal thing that we tell ourselves first.
  • It can be to do with flair in the gift area.
  • It is also character – are you reliable and do people trust you at your word?
  • How do you handle your vision when there is a setback?
  • Abandoning plans and forming new ones isn’t necessarily leadership.
  • The ability to inspire is an important thing.

What Place Is There For Jonathan-like ‘Have a Go’ Adventure?

  • Terry was stirred by William Carey’s statement: “Expect great things from God, attempt great things for God.”
  • In the thesaurus, for attempt is listed, ‘take a risk’ and ‘try your luck’
  • Saul was stuck and had his eyes off God when he was defeated.
  • Joshua and David also experienced defeat but their response was to turn to God.
  • Jonathan never forgot who the people of God were and who the enemy were.
  • There are real reasons for believing God wants us to win the battle.
  • His vision was much bigger than what was in front of his face.
  • He wasn’t dragged down by his father’s lack of faith.
  • He wasn’t crazy but he knew God’s plan.
  • There was an echo in the heart of those near him.
  • He takes a step from faith to certainty as he moves forward.
  • He goes with hope and it clicks into faith.
  • Sometimes we don’t cultivate our hope enough.
  • Out of hope, faith can grow.

How Do You Discern When a Word From God Is Just For You as a Leader and When It Is For Everyone?

  • You don’t cease to be an individual but when you are carrying and caring for the saints, you pray in different worlds.
  • Sometimes things come to you individually, but the implications will be broader if you are a leader.
  • It is often the context in which you are praying and the area you are trying to get resolution.