Let’s talk about “eye-sight” for a few moments. Are you FAR-SIGHTED, or NEAR-SIGHTED, or COLOR-BLIND, or maybe a few CATARACTS are hindering your perfect vision.
If you are someone who is a Leader, a wanna-be leader, or just about a leader; then you’ll want to pay attention to this. To be a serious, and successful leader, then you MUST have 20/20 vision… not to mention “eyes in the back of your head.”
Any successful, and sustaining leader, will tell you that you have to have “perfect vision.” That doesn’t mean, now, that you have to perfect eye-sight. What it does mean, is: that if you want to have a sustaining leadership role, for many years to come, then you MUST be able to “see all that is going on around you.” You cannot afford to miss ‘out on anything.
If you can’t see “it all” then you’ll have to get someone to be “your eyes.” Meaning that someone on your staff will have to “keep their eyes open” and report back to you all that is pertinent…. According to your instructions, as to what is pertinent.
A good leader must know what is “going on” at all times. He/she must have all the available facts, so as, to be able to modify their POA (plan of action). This is necessary, not only, within the company, but outside the company. A good leader is an “all knowing leader.”
This would be true, also, within the “home environment.” A good parent knows what is going on in his home. We’re not talking about, necessarily, evading one’s privacy, but rather… just keeping up with “what’s going on.” It only makes good sense. To do less, is to “be less.” You would not be much of a leader if you didn’t have “all the fact” with which to make decisions, and to measure progress, or the lack thereof.
This is TRUE, also, with our spiritual relationship with God. No, I’m not talking about God knowing all… as that is a GIVEN. I’m talking about “us” knowing all that we can find out. If we are not “well-aware” of what is going on in our “spiritual relationship,” then more likely… we don’t have a RELATIONSHIP. We are LUKEWARM. And we know that God hates a “lukewarm” Christian. If we are not doing all we can do, to LEARN as MUCH as we can…then we are destined to be “lukewarm.” He wants us to “know everything.” He has given us an “instruction manual” with which to use, for that very purpose….. The Bible.
We are told pretty clearly that God wants to share His Kingdom with us. To seek God, and to understand His will, it is essential to read the word of God – the scriptures – with an open mind and an earnest desire to understand. 2 Timothy 3:16 – “All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness” Read the accounts of Jesus’ words and deeds as recorded in the books of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. You will begin to get the true flavor of what God expects of us. And you may be surprised at the importance given to the Kingdom of God.
Be wary of mortal mans “explanations” of the word of God; let the scriptures speak for themselves. What might not be clear in one verse is often clarified in subsequent verses. Matthew 7:7 – “Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you.” Jeremiah 9:23-24 – Thus says the Lord: “Let not the wise man boast in his wisdom, let not the mighty man boast in his might, let not the rich man boast in his riches, but let him who boasts boast in this, that he understands and knows me, that I am the Lord who practices steadfast love, justice, and righteousness in the earth. For in these things I delight, declares the Lord.” Romans 12:2 – Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.