Thursday, February 19, 2015

Leadership Promises - Take the High Road

"And the Lord restored Job's losses when he prayed for his friends. Indeed the Lord gave Job twice as much as he had before." Job 42:10
Leadership Promises - Take the High Road
Leadership Promises - Take the High Road.
After enduring nearly forty chapters of criticism and condemnation from Eliphaz, Bildad, and Zophar, Job has the opportunity to get even. God announces His displeasure with them, apparently giving Job a wonderful chance to say, "I told you so."

Instead, Job prays for his foolish friends. Like all great leaders, Job refused to take vengeance or hold grudges.

Instead, he took the high road. He forgave his friends, interceded for them, and sent them on their way. Remind yourself of the differences between the low road and the high road:
  • Low Road. Revenge and retaliation when wronged. Plays the same game as others. Guided by emotions - up and down. Reactive: lives no better than anyone else.
  • High Road. Unconditional love and forgiveness. Refuses to play games; lives by principles Guided by character and values. Pro-active: lives above merely human standards.
The Maxwell Leadership Bible. Good day!

No comments:

Post a Comment

Recent Post