Friday, August 1, 2014

Leadership Promises - Find Clarity, Not Certainty

Then the Lord answered Job out of the whirlwind, and said: "Who is this who darkens counsel by words without knowledge? Now prepare yourself like a man; I will question you and you shall answer Me."  Job 38:2-3
Leadership Promises - Find Clarity, Not Certainty
Leadership Promises - Find Clarity, Not Certainty.
In the Book of Job, God brings justice and perspective with Him. He rebukes Eliphaz, Bildad, and Zophar for projecting their opinions as though they represented the mind of God (a danger every spiritual leader faces). Before God is finished, He poses His own question: Where were you when I created the world?

Many leaders feel a great temptation to pretend they know everything that's coming down the pike. They feel an unreasonable need to project self-confidence, not realizing that people soon recognize their pretension. Leaders often fail to understand that people do not need a leader to have every answer.

Consider this: Individuals can live without certainty from a leader, but not without clarity. Leaders must be genuine with their people. Unless a word has come to us directly from the mouth of the Lord, we cannot know what is coming in the future. Don't speak with certainty on an issue of which you are unsure! Yet when you do speak, speak with clarity, even if your words paint only a small part of the whole picture. Your people do not need certainty on every issue, but they do need clarity on every issue.
Excerpt from The Maxwell Leadership Bible.
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