Friday, April 25, 2014

Leadership Promises - Listening Like Samuel

". . . and after the earthquake a fire, but the Lord was not in the fire; and after the fire a still small voice.So it was, when Elijah heard it."  1 Kings 19:12&13
Someone once asked Joan of Arc why God spoke only to her. She responded, "Sir, you are wrong. God speaks to everyone. I just listen."
Leadership Promises - Listening Like Samuel
Leadership Promises - Listening Like Samuel.
When God spoke to Samuel, it was as the boy lay down quietly in the middle of the night. Even then, Samuel did not at first recognize that the voice belonged to God. He needed the wisdom of his experienced mentor, Eli, to understand who was communicating with him. But based on how often Samuel heard God's voice as an adult, it's clear that he did learn to identify, listen to, and obey God's voice.

Leaders are often very busy people. And they can easily get caught up in the activity of their obligations. If you're a leader, that's why it's important to set aside times to quiet yourself and listen for God's direction. As Bill Hybels says, "Leaders need to ask God to give them Samuel's ear."
Excerpt from The 21 Most Powerful Minutes in a Leader's Day.
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