Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Leadership Promises - Good Leaders

And David said to God, "Was it not I who commanded the people to be numbered? I am the one who has sinned and done evil indeed; but these sheep, what have they done? Let Your hand, I pray, O Lord my God, be against me and my father's house, but not against Your people that they should be plagued.". 1 Chronicles 21:17
Leadership Promises - Good Leaders
Leadership Promises - Good Leaders.
Times of failure not only reveal a leader's true character, but also present opportunities for significant leadership lessons. Following a major victory over the Philistines, King David made a major mistake. The king chose to listen to Satan, stopped trusting God for the defense of his nation, and undertook a census. David's willingness to take responsibility for his foolish action demonstrated his depth of character. He repented and accepted punishment from the hand of God, trusting in the grace of God.

Even so, David's error snuffed out the lives of seventy thousand Israelites. When leaders mess up, many people suffer. Many leaders attempt to hide failures, blame others, or run from God. But David admitted his failure and repented. Although he faced many difficulties, David worked to restore his relationship with God and did whatever he could to minimize the consequences of his failure in the lives of others.
Excerpt from The Maxwell Leadership Bible. Good day!

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