Episode 025: Albert Tate

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Leaders who are told to leave it all on the field are often left burned out with nothing to give. But what if there were a different way to lead? In this episode, Albert Tate, pastor of Fellowship Monrovia, explains that our job is to prepare what we have, surrender it to God and allow Him to multiply our efforts.

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SUMMARY:

Leaders who are told to leave it all on the field are often left burned out with nothing to give. But what if there were a different way to lead? In this episode, Albert Tate, pastor of Fellowship Monrovia, explains that our job is to prepare what we have, surrender it to God and allow Him to multiply our efforts.

KEY TAKEAWAYS:

  • Sometimes leaders believe the lie that they are supposed to “leave it all on the field.”
  • In John 6, the boy brought all that he had—2 fish and 3 loaves. Jesus took the boy’s efforts, multiplied it and fed nearly 15,000 people. After the people were full, there were still leftovers.
  • We need to learn to lead with leftovers.
  • We don't live on the field, we play on the field. We live at home. If we “leave it all on the field,” we go home with nothing.
  • Live for your eulogy, not for your resumé.
  • Philip brought the little boy to Jesus. This may have seemed like a dumb idea, but Jesus used his “dumb idea” to display a miracle.
  • You never know when God’s going to use a dumb idea to do something great.
  • Create a culture where dumb ideas are celebrated.
  • Leaders need to cultivate the posture of “giving God what you have and getting out of the way.”
  • We’re called to surrender what’s limited in our hands to the limitless power of an almighty God.
  • Running on empty is not a sign of a great work ethic. It is a sign of a missed opportunity to see God’s work in your life.
  • Humbly submit what you have to God, and get out of the way.
  • Posture your soul to see the awe and wonder of Him moving in your life.

REFLECTION QUESTIONS:

  1. On a scale of 1-10, with 1 being full of energy and 10 being completely burned out, how burned out are you?

    1            2            3            4            5            6            7            8            9            10

  2. No matter where you rated yourself, imagine what your life would look like if you moved the dial toward more energy. How would your home or work life look different?
  3. What is one thing you can do/change today to move the dial?

RESOURCES MENTIONED:

John 6:1-15, Jesus Feeds the Five Thousand

Exodus 6:28-7:7, Aaron to Speak for Moses

Father Greg Boyle, Homeboy Industries

Burl Cain, CEO and Founder of Global Prison Seminaries Foundation

Greg Waybright

Trinity International University

RELATED LINKS:

Albert Tate

Fellowship Monrovia

Burl Cain Grander Vision

The Global Leadership Summit