Leadership Lessons Daily: Day 336

Scripture Passage: John 5:1-9
Leaders Focus on the Solution and not the Problem
When Jesus met the man who had been at the pool of Bethesda, thirty-eight years, He asked a simple question; “wilt thou be made whole?” Rather than respond in the affirmative, the man began to tell Jesus about his problems. Firstly, he had no man to help him. Secondly, someone always stepped in the water before him. Jesus could have joined the pity party by encouraging him to talk on about his problems. But instead, He offered a solution to the problem by saying, “rise, take up thy bed, and walk.”
The lesson here is this; leaders focus on the solution and not the problem. Followers focus on problems. They whine and complain about what is lacking, like the man at the pool of Bethesda. They make excuses for their lack of results. But leaders are interested only in solutions. They do not waste time discussing problems. Rather they invest time seeking ways to resolve problems, using what is available.
Prayer: Father, give me wisdom to resolve problems.

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