The Law of the Inner Circle Part 6
Development Beats Discouragement-1 Kings 19:4-10
Discouragement buries many land mines in our path: It hurts our self-image; it causes us to evade our responsibilities; it prompts us to blame others for our problems; it helps us to blur the facts. We tend to lead according to the way we feel about ourselves.
Elijah became one discouraged leader after his confrontation with Jezebel. Emotionally drained, physically spent, full of self-pity and ready to die, he looked haggard and nearly done in. So, what did God do to help the prophet through his deep discouragement? He told him to select and develop another leader, Elisha. Their relationship suggests several observations about leadership:
Join me next time for The Law of the Inner Circle Part 7