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CAPACITY BUILDING

“ And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness to all nations, and then shall the end come ”

- Matthew 24:14

Introduction

“NO MAN CAN GIVE WHAT HE DOES NOT HAVE!

NO MAN CAN HAVE WHAT HE DOES NOT LABOUR FOR”

 

WE DON’T SIT AT EASE IN ZION ANYMORE. WE HAVE GONE PAST THAT, WE JUST SLEEP. IN THE CHURCH, PILLARS HAVE GIVEN PLACE TO PILLOWS!

 

Definition:

What is Capacity Building?

Capacity building is the process by which an individual and organization develop, improve and obtain the skills and adequate knowledge needed to do their job competently.

Text- 2Chron.27:6

“So Jotham became mighty, because he prepared his ways before the LORD his God”

Intro: Jotham was not mighty originally, but became mighty because he prepared or built himself

1-   There is no person small that cannot become great. But a great man can be small if he decides to neglect growth.

2-   Change is the only constant thing in the affair of man

2Cor. 3:18, Changing from glory to glory is our natural occurrence

What did Jotham did to become mighty?

* God does not govern the universe by sentiment but by clearly define principles

* Jotham pay attention to preparation of his ways (spiritual life, finances, health, marriage, education) before the Lord.

 They know not, neither will they understand; they walk on in darkness: all the foundations of the earth are out of course. I have said, Ye are gods; and all of you are children of the most High. But ye shall die like men, and fall like one of the princes.”   – Ps.82:5-7

If you want to become mighty or great in life and ministry, then, take preparation seriously. There is no body God has used that He didn’t take time to prepare them. E.g Moses and Joshua

Moses had mental, cultural preparation in Pharaoh’s house but they were not enough to make him mighty, until he was sent to the wilderness to 40 years. He was broken and mild and all his temperament became nothing.

* Moses was prepared for 40years.

*Joshua was prepared by Moses for years.

*David wasn’t exempted

*Even Jesus was not spared. And if Jesus who is our author of salvation wasn’t spared in the subject of capacity building, you and I can never be great without paying rapt attention to this subject.

When you read the book of Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy, they were written by a man who took preparation seriously-Moses

Look at Apostle Paul. Over two-third of the New Testament book of the Bible were written by one man. Yet it seems he came late into the ministry, but outshone his fore-runners. He was able to do that because he developed himself.

1Sam.2:26- And the child Samuel grew on, and was in favour both with the Lord, and also with men.”

 (You cannot be great by God alone.)

Ministry is about representing God before His people.

God takes time of building life serious.

Luke 1:80-   “And the child grew, and WAXED STRONG IN SPIRIT,…”

Please note, there is no end to capacity building. We keep growing day by day. If you stop learning, you stop leaving.

Luke 2:52 And Jesus increased in wisdom and stature, and in favour with God and man”

Where growth stops, decay sets in. Take a personal responsibility to becoming mighty and great in life and ministry.

Brethren, there is absolutely nothing any man has that was not given. And if it was given, you can as well get yours.

* Take responsibility serious if you will become great. Many of you are running away from responsibility. It doesn’t kill, it makes alive! It builds character and life.

*Don’t ask God to do what He has told you to do.

Everything you are sent for is looking for you, but not this version of you.  This version of you can never attract that which you are sent for, unless you develop your capacity.”

 

What happens when you build capacity?

1-   Success is naturally attracted to you.

It is the law of magnetism. When you build up yourself, naturally, success is attracted to you.

* Barack Obama’s presentation at the Democratic convention in 2004 is a testament to a man who has prepared himself for the race

* Bishop David Oyedepo understudied 9 world best universities before he embarked on stating Covenant University

* Daddy G.O travelled to Kenneth Hagin’s camp meeting to learn the secrets of his success in ministry

2-   Job 29:3-10 “When I washed my steps with butter, and the rock poured me out rivers of oil; When I went out to the gate through the city, when I prepared my seat in the street! The young men saw me, and hid themselves: and the aged arose, and stood up. The princes refrained talking, and laid their hand on their mouth. The nobles held their peace, and their tongue cleaved to the roof of their mouth.”

Naturally, the old men don’t stand up and appreciate the young ones, but when you build capacity, they have no option to adolf their hat for the greatness in you.

The reason men lobby and fight for honor or respect is because respect and honor that comes through capacity building hasn’t found them.

3-   There will be growth in your area of influence or specialiazation

* Your capacity determines your scope of influence

* Your scope of influence is what determines the extent of your impact.

HOW DO I EVALUATE MY CAPACITY BUILDING ?

“Search me, O God, and know my heart; Try me and know my anxious thought; and see if there be any hurtful way in me, and lead me in the everlasting way.”    -(Psalm 139:32-24)

 

* Character

Strong character enable leaders to possess integrity, to earn trust, to gain respect, to experience consistency, and to communicate credibility.

Character is the sum-total of four ingredients in a leader’s life:

1-   PERSONAL IDENTITY

A strong moral compass comes only through people who have established their identities as “new creature in Christ. “They don’t have to prove anything or hide anything. This breeds trust among others.

2-   EMOTIONAL SECURITY

God desires to construct in us a positive mental and emotional framework. Emotional stability is like the infrastructure that holds a leader up in crisis

3-   ETHICS AND VALUES

Leaders must be principle-centered. They can’t drift with the culture and changes the foundation on which they stand morally or spiritually. Values includes the ethics and principles for which we stand and on which we stand.

4-   SELF-DISCIPLINE

We must determine, we will lead our lives well before we can expect anyone else to follow us. As Paul said in Timothy 3:5, “If anyone does not know how to manage his own family, how can he take care of God’s church?”

 

As you think about your own character, rate yourself on the following:

**  I assume responsibility for myself and my team.

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**  I am secure in my identity and my self-esteem.

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**  I do what I should, even when I don’t feel like it.

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Character is the foundation upon which we build our leadership. When we have this foundation in place, we can move on to build other necessary qualities.

1-   COMPASSION

While the issue of character deals with the world’s perception of a leader, compassion deals with the leader’s perception of others in the world. Compassion is a virtue that takes seriously the reality of other persons, their inner lives, their emotions, as well as their external circumstances.

How well do you express compassion for others? Does compassion move you to meet the meet the needs of others and help solve problems? Respond to these questions:

**  I will help those in need even when it cost.

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**  I am moved emotionally by my love for others.

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**  I am fulfilled when I serve and meet others needs.

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2-  COURAGE

Once character has been developed to include compassion for others, it takes courage to implement change. Having courage means facing fears and taking stands. It means acting brave when we don’t really feel brave.

 

How well do you exhibit courage? Take a moment and evaluate yourself

**  I like to start new projects, even when it’s scary.

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**  I don’t mind being the first to take a risk.

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**  When ideas arise, I will want to take action, not talk.

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3-  COMPETENCY

A leader of character must be capable of convincing followers that he or she is competent enough to get the job done. A competent leader has the ingenuity and creativity to figure out what to do and how to do it in order to get results.

Have you stopped to evaluate your level of competency? What abilities do you bring to the table?

**  My ideas often turn into plans.

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**  I can figure out how to finish a job I start.

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**  I am good at solving problems.

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4-  CONVICTIONS

A conviction is a strong belief that so governs your decisions that you are willing to die for it. Convictions usually revolve around the values a leader embraces. The following seven items will help you build convictions into your life:

  1. Summarize and _____MEDITATE_______ on major principles from God’s word
  2. Repeatedly expose yourself to _____NEEDS____ around you
  3. Interview people who possess deep _______CONVINCTION________
  4. Determine your _______LIFE MISSIONS_________ and values.
  5. Make an all-out ______COMMITTMENT__________ to a habit for a set time
  6. Learn the ______WHY__ behind the scripture.
  7. Get someone to hold you _____ACCOUNTABILITY___________ to your convictions.

Consider the strength of your convictions:

**  I know exactly what I believe.

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**  I make sacrifices because of my beliefs.

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**  Passion enables me to act on what I believe.

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5-  COMMITMENT

Conviction goes hand-in-hand with another important principle-commitment. Commitment is needed most when a leader encounters routine obstacles or unsettling failures.

Are you committed to anything, as a leader? Consider these statements.

**  I finish what I start.

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**  Obstacles don’t discourage me but challenges me.

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**  I can stay focused on one goal.

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6-  CHARISMA

The finish leadership characteristic, charisma, enable leaders to accomplish more. This topic, mystical to many, is often misunderstood. Charisma, plainly stated, is the ability to draw people to you – being a magnet for people.

  1. a. __LOVE__ Life – The people you enjoy being around are celebrators, not complainers.
  2. b. Expect the __BEST__ of others – Encourage others reach their potential.
  3. c. Give People __HOPE__ – People are grateful when they are given the gift of hope.
  4. d. __SHARE__ Yourself – People love leaders who are transparent.

When it comes to charisma, the bottom line is other-mindedness. Leaders who think about other and their concerns before thinking of themselves exhibit charisma. This is the one quality that will draw others to you more than anything else.

What do you possess that attracts others to you or help you connect with them? Think about your response to those statements. Do they describe you?

**  When I enter a room, I think of others not myself.

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**  I give confidence and encouragement to other people.

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**  I am genuinely interested in other people.

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What do I do to become Mighty?

1- Eat the Word

*Don’t only study to preach. Much more, study to feed, eat, live and survive- Jeremiah 15:16

When you grow in the Word, everything you need is attracted to you

One of the best ingredients of success is the Word of God.

Endeavor to study it. See yourself in it, because it is the best mirror that shows how you look.

2- Take Time to Wait on the Lord

*take time to rest in His presence.

*take time to pray, ask him question, rest.

*take time to wait patiently

*PUSH

*Deut.5:31″…Stand you here by Me…”

Capacity is being built in God’s presence.

TWO Most Important time for every minister who will succeed.

1- Keep your appointment with God to receive from Him

2- Keep your appointment with God to deliver faithfully what He said to you

3- Take Time to build yourself in the Holy Ghost

-Jude 1:20 Msg”…rise like an edifies

1Cor.14:14″

*PRAY in tongues for at least 3 hours before any program.

*avoid fire extinguisher, the root of bitterness.

*wrong relationship with your spouse will extinguisher your fire

*Pride and arrogance will put your fire off.

*Presumption, will put you out. Don’t take God for granted.

4- Venture out in Faith along the Line of your Calling

*God doesn’t give a task that is your size.

*You receive a take that is higher than you and that task will force you to go to Him in prayer.

*The red sea will not path until you made the first move.

*Nothing stretches you than when you have prayed and done everything, then trusting God.

THANK YOU