The Irony of Spiritual Leadership

Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths. Proverbs 3:5-6Proverbs chapters 2 and 3 pose an apparent paradox in spiritual leadership. We are to get wisdom and understanding, yet we are not to lean on it apart from the Lord. Even good wisdom divorced from God can become a snare. So how are godly leaders to think?

They think:
Big – They realize God’s vision is usually bigger than their’s.
Other people -They always include others in the mix.
Continually – They’re not satisfied with today’s answers.
Bottom line – They want to see results and fruit.
Continual growth – They want to keep improving.
Without lines – They let God outside of the box.
Victory – They want to see God’s rule come to earth.
Intuitively – They have a sense of what will work.
Servanthood – They want to serve and add value to people.
Quickly – They evaluate quickly and see possible answers.

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