Teach me to be an influence that honors You

Do you have a realm of influence in your life that intimidates you at times?  It could be the responsibilities of mother-hood, of father-hood, of friendship, of church privileges,  the challenge of a job position.  These responsibilities all entail a sphere of influence which requires different degrees and applications of leadership.

I have a wonderful challenge at work in the area of managing employees.   I find great strength in claiming 1 Kings 3:7-9.

 “And now O LORD my God,  Thou hast made thy servant king…[a leader]

But I am a little child.  I know not how to go out or come in.  And thy servant is in the midst of a great people which thou hast chosen,  a great people that cannot be numbered nor counted for multitude.

Give therefore thy servant an understanding  [#8035 to hear intelligently with implication of attention, obedience] to judge thy people  [#8199 pronounce sentence, to vindicate, punish, by ext to govern, passively to litigate] that I may discern [995 separate mentally or distinguish] between good and bad.”  1 Kings 3:7-9

You have given me this privilege of influence and leadership. But I need your help. There are many people, many needs, many issues that need to be addressed.

Help me to intelligently listen to Your wisdom and guidance as I listen to these precious people, so that I can make righteous decisions, give proper discipline, exercise appropriate mercy and accountability.

 Be strong and of good courage, and do it:  fear not, nor be dismayed: for the LORD God, even my Godwill be with thee; he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee,  until thou hast finished all the work for the service of the house of the LORD.
1 Chronicles 28:20 

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