Leading Trust

Proverbs 3:5-6

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.

Are you a leader of people? There are many levels of leadership. You may be the CEO of a company or be the head teller at a bank. Leadership at any level is very important. You are charged with giving instructions to others in order to carry out a work or assignment. This is very serious business. If you are a good leader, then you are doing far more than just giving people simple instructions and assigning them tasks to complete.

Leaders play various roles in the lives of the people they lead. They are their subordinates' counselor, financial advisor, their confidant, the disciplinarian, teacher, instructor, and a lot more. As leaders, we have a big affect on the lives of the people we are leading. Good leaders are trusted by their subordinates and they listen, respect, and carry out what the leader says. Are you leading your people in the right direction?

Do you rely on your own accord to be a good leader? You should seek God for wisdom in all areas of life; but it is extremely important, very necessary, to seek God's wisdom when it comes to leading His people. If you are a smart leader, and a Godly leader, you understand that these are not your people, these are God's people. This reality makes leading an enormous responsibility. How can you rely on your own knowledge to point people of different backgrounds, different ethnic groups, different faiths in the right direction? You cannot and you should not. The position of a leader is too great a responsibility to attempt limping through it by way of reason or trial and error. There are lives at stake. In my role, I manage close to 100 people. There is no way that I can come up with the right answer to each and every individual problem that someone comes to me with. It may not always be a work related problem. These precious people are trusting that we will advise them or at least point them in the right direction. That is something that I cannot do on my own. I must have God's wisdom imparted to me in order to guide my people in ways that produce success and open opportunities for them to prosper.

"Trust God and lean not on your own understanding and He will guide you in the right path." This is great advice for each individual person. In my opinion, this is a commandment for people that God has placed in leadership roles. Are you leading your people in the right direction? Are you relying on God to grant you the wisdom to be able to direct others in the right path? If not, I urge you to ask God to give you wisdom to lead. You must get your orders from headquarters! If you do not have a personal relationship with the commander, I urge you today to ask Jesus into your heart to become your Lord and Savior. Your people need a Godly leader, someone to help them first accept salvation, then train for success. Your people need you, what will you do?


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