Life is not Always Easy….Neither is Leading
Bible Character: Job
If someone took away all your wealth, your health, and your family…how would you react? Working through struggles in life and leadership can be tough, but in perspective of what Job went through, we generally have it pretty easy.
Satan challenged Job’s faith in God, but Job faced the challenge and proved successful.
What can we as leaders learn from Job’s experience?
1. We have all heard the phrase, “The Patience of Job”. As leaders we often think we have to quickly fix the problems, or have instant results, but sometimes we just need a little patience. Not only is having patience a benefit to our organization, but also our own personal health.
2. Job was a fighter. Sure he got discouraged, but he constantly worked hard to understand all that was happening to him. As a leader, if you give up on a situation or problem, I am guessing that everybody you are leading will quickly do the same.
3. Job always trusted in God. This is often the most difficult for us. We forget to rely on God when we face difficulties. Often we struggle for solutions to problems for long periods of time before we turn and really trust God to help us.
Do you judge people or situations wrongly?
In the book of Job, starting in Chapter 4, we see Job’s friends falsely accuse him of great sins. His friends did not realize it was the opposite, and that God allowed Satan to test him because he was blameless and upright.
Leading is not always easy, but it is even harder when we make quick judgments that are false. Sometimes taking a step back and looking at various aspects of the situation helps us to discover different truths.