Developing Leaders – Tom Yeakley

Taking the Mystery out of Leadership

A Leader’s Need for Guidance

No doubt like me you are frequently reminded of the need for guidance.  What to do, where to go, how to get there, and when to do it are all questions that circulate frequently within me.  Thus, as a part of my quest for wisdom I have made it a part of my own prayer journal to ask the Lord for guidance for my life and leadership.

Below is a list of passages that I have printed in my personal prayer journal.  Most of these are prayed over as promises for guidance and guidelines for wisdom as I live and lead. And as I pray and meditate on these passages I am frequently helped to find the guidance I need for the daily challenges.

Isaiah 58:10-12    (My life promise)

and if you spend yourselves in behalf of the hungry

and satisfy the needs of the oppressed,

then your light will rise in the darkness,

and your night will become like the noonday.

The Lord will guide you always;

he will satisfy your needs in a sun-scorched land

and will strengthen your frame.

You will be like a well-watered garden,

like a spring whose waters never fail…

Isaiah 42:16

I will lead the blind by ways they have not known, along unfamiliar paths I will guide them; I will turn the darkness into light before them and make the rough places smooth.  These are the things I will do; I will not forsake them.

 Revelation 3:8

I know your deeds.  See, I have placed before you an open door that no one can shut.  I know that you have little strength, yet you have kept my word and have not denied my name.

Deuteronomy 1:33

[GOD] who went ahead of you on your journey, in fire by night and in a cloud by day, to search out places for you to camp and to show you the way you should go.

Proverbs 15:16 

  Better a little with the fear of the Lord than great wealth with turmoil.

 Proverbs 15:17

  Better a meal of vegetables where there is love than a fattened calf with hatred.

Proverbs 17:1

  Better a dry crust with peace and quiet than a house full of feasting, with strife.

 Ecclesiastes 4:6

  Better one handful with tranquility than two handfuls with toil and chasing after the wind.

 May you find the guidance you need today!

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