Deliver on the decision.
Acts 14:4 “As they travelled from town to town, they delivered the decisions reached by the apostles and elders in Jerusalem for the people to obey.”
Paul, Silas, Timothy and the ‘team’ are on their journey sharing the gospel in every town they pass through but also instructing the churches that circumcision is not necessary for salvation. They delivered the decision of the Jerusalem Council.
Last year the UK citizens made a decision to leave the European Union. Now we wait for the UK government to deliver on that decision.
We make decisions all the time, many of which remain as decisions, some we deliver on.
Most people can see what needs to happen.
Most people can choose the right way forward.
Most people can put a plan of action together.
But we need people who can deliver on those decisions. This is the mark of leadership.
Paul’s team held to these principles:
- Who needs to hear? Everyone needed to hear of the decision, ‘from town to town’, this was for anyone who was interested in the gospel and so no one was left out.
- Who made the decision? They were happy to be under the accountability of the apostles and elders in Jerusalem.
- What does the decision mean? The decision called for obedience, that was the delivery and it could be easily monitored.
What decisions have you made or have been made that you are serving? Will you follow through on those decisions today? Can you put the plan into action? Make the decisions and stick to it.