Thursday, October 17, 2013

The Way We Should Go

Some at Crossroads have wondered why we put such a high priority on praying and studying God's Word as we come to moments of decision.
  • We have said we must go to the Lord first, taking time, no matter how small those decisions may seem to be. 
  • We believe that is far better than just reacting from our own minds or "flesh" and thinking we can figure things our on our own. 
Why? Why can't we act more quickly? Why can't we take a vote and decide?

Read the following. It came today via email at 5:00 AM from Equip Leadership ( At that link you'll find a page with a sample devotional with a "button" on that page to subscribe to the emails.

The following is written specifically for those in leadership positions, but it says something to all of us who have "opinions" about "the way we should go."

All of us are leaders in some way.  For example, think of family life.  How will we make decisions in our homes?  Shall we govern by "majority rule"?  I hope not, especially if there are more children than adults in your house!

Try putting your name in the following wherever you see the word "leader."


Security is Found in the Lord, Not in Followers 

"Unless the Lord builds the house, they labor in vain who build it; Unless the Lord guards the city, the watchman stays awake in vain." Psalm 127:1 

Unless God remains at the center of your efforts, you labor in vain. Whether we lead in the military, in construction, or sit behind a desk, we cannot fight, build, or plan well enough to gain anything permanent. Smart leaders not only include God in their strategy, they place Him at its center. He alone can provide leaders with security; we cannot get it from followers. Consider the following list of rules regarding security and people:
  • People cannot provide permanent security for a leader.
  • Leaders should never put their emotional health in the hands of someone else. 
  • Spiritual and emotional health requires the truth. 
  • Leaders must remember that hurting people naturally hurt people. 
  • Trouble arises when leaders depend on people to do what only God can do. 
Excerpt from The Maxwell Leadership Bible.


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