Covering my angst with the soothing wisdom from my mother's prayer journals

Wise Leaders


2 Chronicles 1:10

“Now give me wisdom and knowledge, that I may go out and come in before this people; for who can judge this great people of Yours?”

I know a teacher who questioned the wisdom of her newly hired principal so at the first opportunity she took another position. She told me later, “I don’t claim to be the brightest bulb in the box, but I want my principal to be the brightest.”

Leadership positions give power to those who have them, and as the old saying goes, “Power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely.” The only way to avoid misuse of power and lead effectively is to ask Him for wisdom.

When God appeared to Solomon and asked, “What shall I give you?” Solomon asked for wisdom.

In her journal Mother wrote, “People who desire power always outnumber those who are able to use power wisely once they have it.”

Dear Lord, Thank you for wise leaders who seek your guidance. Give wisdom to those leaders who so badly need it. Amen

Author: marymcleary

Grateful for so many things, especially the peace He gives and the opportunity to tell it to my kids, grandkids and anyone else who wants to listen. Many read my first book In My Mother's Words, and I have recently published my second book, Heart Whispers from the Old Testament. Both are the result of the prayer journals my mother gifted me her last Christmas. Those journals were full of the wisdom of a Faith Walker and had to be shared.

2 thoughts on “Wise Leaders

  1. Awesome post and truths. The leaders who have the heart of service are dissipating… Amen to your prayer. May all of us lead what God has appointed to us with a heart of humility and wisdom from Him.


  2. It’s easy for me to “snipe” at the ones out front. I’m reminding myself to pray instead. Thanks for your comments.


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