Do you know how your character affects your decisions? (212-3)
Making good decisions has special requirements for a Christian leader. Read Proverbs 1:1-7.
For the Christian leader making good decisions includes elements beyond accurately analyzing and processing information and temporary success or failure. To bear the name Christian along with the title leader they must also consider fairness, honesty, and morality as part of each decision. The book of Proverbs isn’t a decision-making textbook, but it was inspired by God and written by King Solomon of Israel, a leader who over the centuries has become known as the wisest man to have ever lived.
When mentoring a Christian leader I ask them to study the book of Proverbs to help sharpen their mind and discover insights that will help them make decisions in sync with God’s purposes. The book of Proverbs has 31 chapters and is perfectly suited for a daily reading of one chapter per day with the chapter number corresponding to the day of the month i.e. Chapter 1 on the first day of the month and so on. I ask those I mentor to follow this reading program for at least one year. Those who complete the year tend to add wisdom to their knowledge and better understanding, good judgment, and common sense to their decisions.
Every effective decision-making leader must be able to analyze data and understand the complicated factors of a decision. But in addition, a Christian leader must develop a disciplined and prudent character so their decisions include what is right and just and fair. In fact, Proverbs 16:11(tlb) says, “The Lord demands fairness in every business deal. He established this principle.”
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