Is Being Good At Administration Unspiritual?
“And God has appointed in the church, first apostles,
second prophets, third teachers, then miracles, then
gifts of healings, helps, administrations, various kinds
of tongues” – 1 Corinthians 12:28.
Organization and administration are not modern phenomena, nor are they purely management concepts. As you can see from this verse, they are a spiritual expression. God appoints administrations in the church to bring the order in the midst of creativity that God loves. If God appoints an administrator, then God will anoint an administrator, which makes organization a spiritual exercise and experience. Do you your organizational duties as spiritual? Can you see that administration in some settings as spiritual? What are the implications for you and your work when you see organization as God-ordained and supported?
Lord, I see now that organization is not a necessary management exercise; it’s Your idea and can be spiritual. I want to be a spiritual organizer, drawing on Your help and wisdom to do what needs to be done. Help me bring the order You desire to whatever role I play, whether in or outside the Church.
From my book A String of Pearls.
Originally published on John Stanko’s LinkedIn.