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Praying for Discernment 6: Weekly Thoughts

Praying for Discernment Day 6: Weekly Thoughts

As we’ve looked this week at the need for discerning leaders, our prayer is that those who are leading well will mentor others with the gift of leadership. Becoming a great leader doesn’t just happen by accident; it’s developed over time as they watch, study and learn from others. And if you feel a burden for leading, whether it’s in political spheres, community settings, your local church or your place of business, the best place to look for direction is in the pages of God’s Word. You may want to speak to others in leadership positions and get their thoughts regarding leadership and the qualities they see in you. Prayer is also vital in being a discerning leader. Ask God to help in the decisions at hand; pray for clarity and wisdom and then wait for His guidance in the situation before you move forward.

If you’re a parent, your kids need your discernment. They look up to you and need truthful, loving direction from you. Pray that God will help you see the truth, and make the best decisions for your family. You must first be in tune with the Holy Spirit if you’re to make sense of what is best for your family. He will guide and give wisdom if you ask it of Him. Don’t try to do it your way but look to Him to help you in the decisions you make. We live in a world filled with lies and mistrust; make your home a place of security where discerning leadership is present and every family member feels heard, seen and loved.

There are surely more leaders that are lacking than those who are leading well. We can become discouraged at times, and even feel angry or upset over the misjudgment of those who are leading us. There was, and is, only one perfect Leader—the triune God. He never makes mistakes, is humble, loving, discerning and perfectly just. Every human leader will fall short because we are sinful in nature and are under the curse of sin. Respect the position, remembering that our ultimate authority is Christ. While we must respect our leaders, regardless of their ability to discern, we must always first submit to God—even if a leader tries to direct us a different way. May we each pray for courage as we face each day, giving God the ultimate leadership in our lives, and may we have the discipline to be obedient to Him in all things.
And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up. (Galatians 6:9, ESV)

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