For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven: a time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted; a time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up; a time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance; a time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing; a time to seek, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away; a time to tear, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak; a time to love, and a time to hate; a time for war, and a time for peace.
The Greek poet Hesiod once said, "Observe due measure, for right timing is in all things the most important factor." Timing is everything. Applying to everything from work to family, a man innately understands this concept. What you do in life and when you do it are both incredibly important. Giving thought to "when" a man must take a specific action is a discipline for mighty leaders.
The Men of Issachar were counted among the mighty men of King David. It was said of them that they "had an understanding of the times, to know what Israel ought to do." Time does dictate specific action and men of wisdom match them both. Think about what season of life you are in right now. Pray and lean on God to give you direction during this time in your life and leadership.
DO THIS TODAY: Ask an older man to reflect on the season you're currently in.