Give me the wisdom and knowledge to lead them properly, for who could possibly govern this great people of yours? – 2 Chronicles 1:10
If God said to you, “Ask. What should I give you?” How do you think you would answer?
The anticipated response to such a question (from God) just might indicate a person’s present and future ability as a leader. You see, most leaders CAN’T handle the responsibility their position demands. All the preparation in the world is is often painfully inadequate for the varied situations or crises a leader may face; therefore, what is the ONE critical factor?
Is it training? Experience? A great team? Certainly, all of these contribute to one’s ability to lead, yet it seems to me that the critical factor in successful leadership is whether or not the leader possesses God’s wisdom. Of course, such a gift is only truly available to those who believe in Christ.
First believe, then lead.
Our chief want in life is somebody who will make us do what we can. – Ralph Waldo Emerson
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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