When you as a leader look around your spheres of influence, you’ll probably notice that the opportunities usually far outweigh your resources. So what do you do? The Best Leader Ever made it simple:
For years I’ve been following this instruction, constantly praying that God will provide the leaders we need to carry out the mission he’s given us. I do not recruit in the normal way that we usually think of recruiting. Rather, I ask, wait on God, watch expectantly, and then talk to the people God sends me. This is an active, not passive, approach, but I let God, not me, be in control of the process.
Today, I was reading Exodus 31, which sheds additional light on this approach. God was talking to Moses on the mountain about the building of his Tabernacle:
in my own power and wisdom, make a list of potential people I think might be good team members, then make an appointment and recruit them to join my team, or
ask the Lord of his church to send to me the people he has called, knowing he has gifted them to carry out what God has given us to do. I can ask him to give me the spiritual eyes to see them when he puts them in front of me and the wisdom to ask them to join us in what God is calling us to do.