Leadership Lessons Daily: Day 228

Scripture Passage: 2 Samuel 20:13-22
Wise Women are Negotiators Because Of Influence
When Sheba escaped into Abel, the people battered the wall of the city to throw it down. However, a wise woman called to Joab and assured him that Sheba’s head would be thrown over the wall to them. Then she went in and spoke to her people. Just as she had promised, Sheba’s head was thrown over the wall. She was great negotiator. She described herself as one that was peaceful and faithful and a mother in Israel. This connotes influence.
The lesson here is this; wise women are negotiators because of influence. A woman who convinces an entire city to kill a man and throw his head over the wall is doubtless a woman with influence. Influence promotes successful negotiations. And these women gain their influence over time through genuine love and concern for the well-being of their people. She was peaceful, she was faithful, and she was a mother. The result is that she had influence.
Prayer: Father, make me a woman with influence.

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