Wisdom Begins With Humility

This series of nuggets on Wisdom in Leadership will take you from definition, to position, to acquisition, to retention of the Father’s wisdom for leadership. Solomon’s wisdom began with his character. The secret to his wisdom started with positioning in his heart before he had wisdom. It started with the heart of humility.

Humility includes the reverential fear of the Lord (Prov. 1:7), knowing how awesome He is for everything we face as leaders. However, Jesus best defined this form of humility when He said to the devil, ‘worship the Lord your God, and serve Him only’(Matt. 4:10). Jesus was quoting Deut. 6:13 which uses the word ‘fear’, but Jesus used the word ‘worship’ when he quoted that scripture. His understanding of true humility and fear of God is in our worshiping Him as creator, savior, deliverer, provider, healer, and Father. Jesus was not scared of His Father, but He worshiped Him.

No one on earth is positioned for heavenly wisdom to lead without being in awe of and worshiping the Father. We must fathom the all-knowing and all-powerful attributes of the Father to understand the relative insignificance of our own wisdom to lead people. When we worship Him we open our heart to gain His perspective to lead. We open our minds to His intellect and strategy for organizing. We embrace His long term view of today’s decisions bringing His plan and success into being. Position yourself for wisdom to lead. Embrace that place of humility as you worship the Father.

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