The #1 principle in Biblical Leadership

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I tend to forget.

I get wrapped up into systems and organizational health and execution.

I get wrapped up into “best practices” and “change” and “techniques.”

I get wrapped up into “what’s next” and “what’s not working” and “who needs to be at this table.”

I tend to forget.

Not that leadership principles are wrong, or we shouldn’t be thinking about “what’s next.”

Or systems aren’t important.

Or learning “best practices” from others isn’t something we should be doing consistently.

But may we never that without God’s presence, none of this matters.

Without God’s presence, organizational execution is meaningless.

Without God’s presence at the table, nobody else’s presence matters.

I tend to forget.

Moses said to God, “Look, you tell me, ‘Lead this people,’ but you don’t let me know whom you’re going to send with me. You tell me, ‘I know you well and you are special to me.’ If I am so special to you, let me in on your plans. That way, I will continue being special to you. Don’t forget, this is your people, your responsibility.”

God said, “My presence will go with you. I’ll see the journey to the end.” – Exodus 33:12-14, the Message

Do you ever forget?

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Christ follower, husband, father, writer, small groups pastor at Saddleback Community Church. Communications director for the Small Group Network.

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  • http://www.arnyslight.wordpress.com Arnyslight

    Ha!  That was awesome Ben…”My presence will go with you, I’ll be there to the end!”

    Reminds me of when God tells Job…”Were you there when i laid the foundations of the earth?….or do roll back the clouds like a curtain?…..for fill the clouds up with rain?

    God has always been there….always will…

  • Anonymous

    Uhg…. yes. I have forgotten today. Thanks for your words and highlighting God’s, Ben!

  • http://www.jeffdolan.com Jeff Dolan

    Good word Ben. And don’t forget love.