SEEK THE LORD
He did what was right in the eyes of the Lord, just as his father Amaziah had done. He sought God during the days of Zechariah, who instructed him in the fear of God. As long as he sought the Lord, God gave him success... In Jerusalem he made devices invented for use on the towers and on the corner defenses so that soldiers could shoot arrows and hurl large stones from the walls. His fame spread far and wide, for he was greatly helped until he became powerful. But after Uzziah became powerful, his pride led to his downfall. He was unfaithful to the Lord his God, and entered the temple of the Lord to burn incense on the altar of incense.
2 Chronicles 26:4-5, 15-16
There is a straightforward cause and effect leadership equation about following the Lord. When a man is in a position of leadership, it is of crucial importance to judge what outcomes will be successful. Excellent decision making will lead to excellent results. Adding up all the variables requires having multiple pieces of information. Fortunately for us, the example of many men before us give us insight into how to seek the Lord and succeed. Uzziah was one of those men.
Men who are beginning their leadership path are less likely to be proud because accomplishments have been few. Those are the hungry leaders who have no choice to depend on God. The danger zone is when success is felt and attributed to a man. From Uzziah, we learn both what to do and what not to do. Be humble and seek the Lord. When success and power are felt, do not deviate from that dependence on God.
DO THIS TODAY: Choose humility instead of pride.
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