leading

looking for the jackass

I read this morning about how Saul and his friend went looking for his father’s donkeys (jackasses if you prefer a more earthy vernacular).  Saul was looking for jackasses, but Samuel was watching for Israel’s next king, pre-selected by God.

Sometimes it’s easy to get earthbound with all of our responsibilities, concerns, challenges, etc.    When you consider the contrast between Saul & Samuel in 1 Samuel 9, it’s an interesting study in viewpoints, priorities and the different ways that God directs our steps.  Personally, I want to be more like Samuel than Saul.  I prefer to be led by God based on a deep & intimate relationship with God rather than like Saul who stumbled into God’s will on the earthbound search for his dad’s jackasses ,)

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leadership thoughts

There’s no shortage of material about leadership, so my thoughts here will be brief and concise, but hopefully they will have relevance and be impactful:

  • sometimes the best way to grow as a person is by increasing our connections to leadership – by either becoming a leader or more closely supporting the leaders around us
  • when there’s a deficiency, it’s often a consequnce of a leadership shortcoming – all leaders need prayer
  • leaders make mistakes and mess up because they’re human: Jesus is the only perfect human;  leader does not equal perfect
  • the journey for learning & growing is often on the uncomfortable path of leadership
  • from my experience, I think that the best leaders are the ones who rely the most on God

If you’re a leader in any capacity – WAY TO GO!!! 🙂

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