Listen Well, Lead Well

Listen Well, Lead Well

In our leadership roles, we may have the ability to call on people to do as we request, to give them tasks to accomplish, or entrust them with a message to deliver on our behalf. Their ability to do what we ask them to do—and to do so successfully—depends upon how carefully they listen to our words. It requires them to pay attention and seek to understand our will. How much more do we as God’s servants need to listen well to what He is saying to us! When He calls our name, when He comes to us and asks for our attention, how do we respond?

The Lord came and stood there, calling as at the other times, “Samuel! Samuel!” Then Samuel said, “Speak, for your servant is listening.”—1 Samuel 3:10

Prayer: Lord, when You call our names, may our first response be, “Speak, for Your servant is listening.” Open our ears to hear You as we pray in Jesus’ name, amen.