Do You Know the Way Forward?

Do You Know the Way Forward?

“There is a way that seems right to a man, but in the end it leads to death.” (Pro 14:12 NIV1984)

Sometimes our natural tendencies can come to the fore. Pausing to seek God’s wisdom can often shift our view and may save us from an unseen consequence. It is worth considering that we are not always right and that God has a better view.

When we belong to God, we are in His kingdom, under His jurisdiction. To prosper in this realm, we need to follow the auspices of the King. Doing it God’s way should be our prime modus operandi, even when it doesn’t make worldly sense. But occasionally we need some specific insight. Asking God and expecting an answer is part and parcel of a walk with a personal Savior.

Quick Prayer: Show me Your way, Lord, that I may walk in it. Amen.

Do You Listen – I Mean Really Listen?

Do You Listen – I Mean Really Listen?

“Without consultation, plans are frustrated, but with many counselors they succeed.” (Pro 15:22 NASB)

When we are in leadership, we often feel we need to be seen to have all the answers. Often we think we do have all the answers. The Scriptures are very clear that, despite our blind confidence, we don’t. We need others’ perspectives to get a holistic view.

Often in our business we are removed from the reality of day-to-day contact with customers and suppliers. Those on the front line will often have massive insights into our problems and opportunities.

Even when identified, open dialogue and input are desirable for a clear view. Proverbs 19:20 emphasizes the point, saying, “Listen to counsel and accept discipline, that you may be wise the rest of your days” (NASB).

Quick Prayer: Lord, help me to listen to those You have placed around me. Amen.