There is one essential trait that young leaders need today.
No doubt, they have knowledge about a whole lot of stuff. However they need wisdom to rightly use the knowledge they possess.
Once a young man was riding an old Ford car. On the way, it broke down. He tried all possible ways to repair the problem but nothing worked. Hours passed by. Later an old man came that way.
Seeing the sad state of the young man, he asked him whether he could help him. The young man joyfully agreed. As he was looking, the old man did something on the engine and within a few minutes, the problem was solved.
In amazement, the young man asked the old man how he could solve the problem within a short time. The old man replied, “I am Henry Ford. I am the one who manufactured this car!”
As we see in this story, leaders need wisdom to run their organizations and projects. They may get knowledge from different places but nothing works as good as God’s wisdom. It’s because, like Henry Ford’s car, God is the One who created us and all that we see in this universe.
God has the right answer to our questions and right solution to our problems. There is nothing about which He would comment, “I never thought of that!”
When someone finds something new, what do we call it? Discovery. Why? Because it was already there! It’s just that somebody has found it now. God knew about it all the time!
The Bible exhorts, “If any of you lacks wisdom [to guide him through a decision or circumstance], he is to ask of [our benevolent] God, who gives to everyone generously and without rebuke or blame, and it will be given to him.” (James 1:5 AMP)
Jesus regularly sought after the Father’s wisdom as He was on this earth. Similarly, as a young leader, invest time daily to receive wisdom from the Father.
God’s wisdom enables you to excel in your field – be it business, family, education, arts, administration, ministry, or service. His wisdom makes young leaders fly high.
Question: What role does wisdom play in your life as a leader?