Now they told David, “Behold, the Philistines are fighting against Keilah and are robbing the threshing floors.” Therefore David inquired of the Lord, “Shall I go and attack these Philistines?” And the Lord said to David, “Go and attack the Philistines and save Keilah.” 1 Samuel 23:1-2
Great leaders understand a few things in crucial moments. First, a leader understands that they may not have all the answers. Second, a leader also realizes that ground forces have a unique perspective of situational reality. Third, they recognize that leadership requires a quick but prayerful response. And fourth, and most importantly, every great leader understands that they serve at the pleasure of another greater leader - the Almighty God. In difficult moments leaders know the obvious choice is to turn to God for his direction. After all, David has the opportunity to either rely on his ingenuity or trust in God who has the best answer. You too will have this choice today. You, as a leader at home, work, and in your personal life will be faced with a decision that may require prompt, clear, and decisive attention. And the only right answer is to "inquire of the Lord."
DO THIS: Be a great leader today, that makes excellent choices.
PRAYER: God, prompt me today to turn to you and not lean on sheerly my own understanding.