The Irony of Spiritual Leadership

01 Jun

The irony of spiritual leadership is that we are to get understanding, but not lean on it.

Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding. (Proverbs 3:5)

How do godly leaders think?

One of my favorite morning habits is to read one chapter from Proverbs each day and 1-5 chapters of Psalms. This morning after reading Proverbs 1 on this first day of the month, I was particularly struck by the following message in the Maxwell Leadership Bible.

Proverbs 2 and 3 pose an apparent paradox in spiritual leadership. We are to get wisdom and understanding (Proverbs 2:1-5), yet are not to lean on it apart from the LORD. (Proverbs 3:5-6). Even good wisdom divorced from God can become a snare.

Godly leaders think:
1) Big – They realize God’s vision is bigger than theirs.
2) Other people – They always include others in the mix.
3) Continually – They’re not satisfied with today’s answers.
4) Bottom line – They want to see results and fruit.
5) Continual growth – They want to keep improving.
6) Without lines – They let God outside of the box.
7) Victory – They want to see God’s rule come to earth.
8) Intuitively – They have a sense of what will work.
9) Servanthood – They want to serve and add value to people.
10) Quickly – They evaluate quickly and see possible answers. 

Prayer Power
Heavenly Father, thank You for Bibles and the ability to read. May we receive Your words gladly and treasure Your commands within us. May we incline our ears to Your wisdom, apply our hearts to understanding, and cry out to You for discernment. Yet may we trust You with all hearts and lean not on our own understanding. Thank You Jesus. Amen.

Link of the Day
Godly Principles of Leadership – video on YouTube

Blessings to think like a godly leader!

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