Your daily devotional by Dag Heward-Mills (25th July, 2015)

Posted: July 25, 2015 in Advice, Bible, Bible Commentary, Christianity, Devotional, Inspirational, Leadership, Quiet Time, Religion, Sacrifice, Training, Words Of Wisdom

July 25, 2015

DECISIONS

Dag Heward-Mills

READ: James 1:5-8

What man is he that feareth the Lord? him shall he teach in the way that he shall choose.

Psalm 25:12

Decisiveness is truly the greatest attribute of a leader. Only real leaders face up to realities and take important decisions.

The failure to take a decision is the failure to lead. Failure to take a decision can lead to the destruction of all that you are building.

We are supposed to be imitators of God, who is known for His ability to take far-reaching decisions (Ephesians 5:1). We are to follow the example of people who through faith and patience have accomplished great things (Hebrews 6:12).

Leadership is eighty per cent decision taking and twenty per cent implementation. That is why the failure to decide is a failure to lead. A failure to decide is also the same as a decision to do nothing. How can you follow someone who has decided to do nothing?

You need courage to take good decisions. King David instructed Solomon to be strong. He knew that Solomon would need strength to be decisive. David knew that decisiveness was the greatest attribute Solomon would need. “I go the way of all the earth: be thou strong therefore, and shew thyself a man”(1 Kings 2).

Because I am a leader, I understand the importance of this instruction. Without strength, you cannot be decisive. A church needs a strong leader to move it forward. Democracy and committees are not helpful; what you need is strong leadership.

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