Friday, August 24
Today's reading: 2 Samuel 15:13-37
It's not too difficult to be a leader when things are running smoothly. But when the going gets tough it's a different ball game. Leading in and through a time of crisis reveals a lot about the person in charge--attitudes, values, motives. Good leaders stand out when crisis hits.
David is in the middle of a dire situation running for his life from his son, Absalom. So how does he respond? Like a true king and leader--caring for the people around him, putting the interests of others before his own, praying and making wise strategic decisions on the fly, and trusting that God is in control of every aspect of this dark situation.
When a crisis arises, how do you tend to respond? What's one lesson you learned or saw from David's words and actions about leading through a crisis? Tami
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