Leadership Lessons Daily: Day 175

Scripture Passage: 1 Samuel 17:38-50
Wise Leaders Use Only What Has Been Proved
As David prepared to fight Goliath, Saul armed him with his armour. It seemed logical but David rejected it saying, “I cannot go with these; for I have not proved them.” He put them off and chose five smooth stones from the brooks along with his sling. He had proved these countless times and they were yet to fail him. They did not fail on this occasion, for the Bible says, “So David prevailed over the Philistine with a sling and a stone.”
The lesson here is this; wise leaders use only what has been proved. If they have not proved it, they do not use it. They know that one way to lose confidence and be defeated is to use that which has not proved and which one is unsure of. It may be unpopular but if it has been proved, and it works, a wise leader will use it.
Prayer: Father, help me to prove all things before I put them to use.

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