Early Warning Signs

Early Warning Signs

Are you familiar with the warning signs that fear is edging its way into your leadership? What about the signs of pride’s deadly influence? Initially, fear and pride find footholds in our hearts before corrupting our perspectives and showing up in our actions and attitudes. Comparison, competition, impatience, being overly critical, defending or promoting ourselves, isolation from others—these are telltale signs that we need to examine ourselves and seek God’s intervention. Where are fear and pride undermining your ability to lead like Jesus?

Search me, God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.—Psalm 139:23-24

Prayer: God, send Your Spirit to search my heart, my head, my hands, my habits. Reveal the signs of fear and pride that I am tempted to overlook. Forgive me, cleanse me, and restore me so that I can lead like Jesus, in whose name I pray, amen.