Today’s Blog: Are You a Manager or Managing?
TODAY’S PROVERB: As high as heaven and deep as earth, so the hearts of kings are unsearchable. Proverbs 25:3, TLV
For many years this proverb seemed odd to me. Kings are just humans. I mean, I get that our Heavenly Father’s ways are unsearchable — “as the heavens are higher than earth, so are My ways higher than your ways, and My thoughts than your thoughts.” (Isaiah 55:9) However, it wasn’t until I had to manage a group of people that it made sense.
Any person in charge of people — employees, children, congregants, or volunteers — there is so much to consider.
Each person that is overseen has their own definitions of what is right. This causes them to see through that lens. It’s seldom that the managed understands the full scope of what a manager must take into consideration.
When I found someone wise enough to discern this truth, it was a blessing. They became trusted advisers. They helped me see situations from different perspectives. Ultimately, the decisions were mine, as were the responsibilities in the outcomes, but, I sure appreciated their support.
Wouldn’t you rather be the trusted advisor rather than the squeaky cog complaining about how things aren’t working right? From them, I learned how to be a trusted adviser — to see past my own agenda to the greater agenda.