But Rehoboam rejected the advice of the older men and instead asked the opinion of the young men who had grown up with him and were now his advisers. – 2 Chronicles 10:8
I have often stressed the necessity of God’s wisdom as a factor in a leader’s success, but there is another thing a successful leader must also possess. In most cases, the conduit for God’s wisdom is the counsel of godly colleagues or friends. Every leader needs good, wise counsel AND that counsel can only come from those who know the TRUTH; therefore, a wise leader will surround himself with men and women who are willing to speak the truth even when it is difficult to do so.
The best counsel a person can give is both timely and honest. It is also the wisdom of God. Leader, surround yourself with people who KNOW the truth, LIVE the truth, and are willing to SHARE the truth. If you do, then you will most likely achieve the success that God desires.
No mind, no wisdom … temporary mind, temporary wisdom … eternal mind, eternal wisdom. – Adoniram Judson
Dr. David Pope is President and Founder of POPE Initiatives, a non-profit organization committed to providing executive-level management and support services for major global mission efforts.
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