Scriptural concepts based on:
Psalms 118:8
Proverbs 14:12
Jeremiah 33:3
Job 7:17-18
Proverbs 16:6 II
Corinthians 5:9-11
James 4:17
Isaiah 41:10
Joshua 1:6-9
II Chronicles 2:14
Isaiah 11:2-3
James 1:5
Psalms 19:13):
•  God doesn't want people to do what they think is best: he wants them to do what he knows is
best, and no amount of reasoning and intellectualizing will discover that.
•  Throughout history, great leaders have encouraged diversity in their organizations.
•  Spiritual leaders astutely evaluate "coincidences" to see if these are God's answers to their
prayers. Spiritual leaders are not discouraged by their circumstances—they are informed by
•  God does not rescind everything he has said once a new leader is installed.
•  Spiritual leaders make every decision with the awareness that one day they will give an account
to God.
•  It is at this point that true leaders separate themselves from mere office-seekers. When there are
negative consequences to leaders' decisions, they refuse to blame their followers.
•  Success can become intoxicating and can easily blind leaders to their own shortcomings. In
contrast mistakes expose leaders inadequacies.
•  Honesty, not infallibility, has repeatedly been listed as the most important quality followers
desire in their leaders.
•  Christian leaders do not have to be indecisive if they will learn how to know when God is
speaking to them.
•  Leaders need to monitor the quantity of decisions they are making.
•  Leaders who have trouble making decisions may be struggling because they have no clear picture
of where they are leading their organization.
•  Every decision is a step toward a destination, so it is inevitable that leaders who do not know
where they are going will falter in their decisions.
•  Unfortunately, it is usually the opportunities and rarely the difficulties that vanish over time.

Autor: Henry and Richard Blackaby, The Leader's Decision Making,
Spiritual Leadership, 2001, Broadman and Holman Publishers