One of the hidden responsibilities of leadership is the constant demand to make decisions. Leaders have to maintain a capacity to make decisions that resolve conflict, provide clarity, and define purpose. That is why wisdom is such a vital component to leadership.
Someone who is wise has the “power of discerning and judging properly as to what is right or true.” Gaining wisdom is an important element to strengthening your leadership. When Solomon was faced with the daunting task of leading, his primary request to God was for wisdom (1 Kings 3:9). To this day God continues to generously give wisdom to those who ask:
If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you. -James 1:5
In all of the various leadership qualities and attributes you are working to improve, don’t neglect the practicing of asking your heavenly Father for heavenly wisdom.
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Love the thoughts, brother! As the other “blogging neighborhood pastor”, I felt compelled to comment! 🙂
I’m curious, what do you think the role of the community is in discernment around decisions and leadership? I am thinking through this now…as we seek our God, I think about all the “yous” in the NT which are plural (i.e. “then ‘you’ [read y’all] will be able to test and approve what is God’s will–his good pleasing and perfect will.” Romans 12:2) What does/could/should that look like in our decision making?
I know you are are thoughtful and thought-full so I would value any insight you have, bro!