Go Ye Therefore

Leadership Qualities: Focus Part 1

Distraction-1 Kings 11:1-43

The temptations that enticed Solomon continue to attack every leader. Once we “arrive,” it becomes easy to stop feeling hungry for growth and excellence. How quickly we become satisfied-and how soon we begin to spiral downward. Note how this process of decay looked for Solomon:

  1. Distractions: He deviated from his call to lead and be a light to the nations.
  2. Adversaries: God raised up adversaries to steer him back to his priorities and call.
  3. Self-absorption: He became consumed with himself rather than his call.
  4. Loss of God’s presence: God withdrew His anointing.
  5. Pursuit of pleasure: He became even more obsessed with his own pleasure.
  6. Emptiness: He finally grew weary of his pursuits and recognized his emptiness.

Join me next time for Leadership Qualities: Focus Part 2