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