Here is a scenario: what if you woke up one morning, the recession has just ended and things are looking really good, and your boss decides to hand you the reigns of the company and walk away? What would you do and more importantly, how would you lead?
Isaiah 16:4-5 paints that picture and here are the qualities of that leader: will rule with mercy and truth, will always do what is just, and will be eager to do what is right.
I think we, as leaders, often focus on the results of our leadership rather than leadership itself. We major in the charisma and minor in character. But I have longed believed that the way we lead is more important than the results we produce. If it is just about the bottom line, then we may find ourselves, under the pressure of performing, giving up a little on the character side. We can start making excuses that if we just lie a little here, or manipulate this person in such a way it will be better for them, and on it goes. The ends justify the means. But in God’s economy he is way more concerned about how we produce than what we produce.
So today, I am going to give it my best shot to be more merciful to those I work with, to be honest and truthful (even if the truth hurts), just in all my dealings, and I will seek to do right by all those in my life. God help me.