“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding, in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight..” – Proverbs 3:5-6
Our recent COVID and post-COVID years have challenged many aspects of my approach to leadership. In 2020 and 2021, hardly anything was “normal.” I learned to better discern God’s voice for each “next step” with At Work on Purpose, and He revealed them only gradually – one step of faith at a time, with short-term clarity but long-term ambiguity. This was a radical departure from my corporate training in organizational development, where one systematically “plans the work” and then “works the plan,” with a detailed schedule and defined deliverables. God has given us the inspiration to dream and the intelligence to organize, so developing and implementing plans is a good thing. BUT . . . our plans pale in comparison to the Lord’s, and our best actions come from obedience to His direction. Scripture speaks beautifully to the balance between discernment and development in Proverbs 3:5-6. Every day in my prayer garden, I continue to reflect on God’s leadership lessons for me. What discernment is He bringing to you?