Isaiah 26:3 Leading in Difficult times
As the Corona Virus continues to grow across the world, we are witnessing an upturn in fear and panic. There is so much information coming at us from so many sources both accurate and exaggerated. How can we as leaders best serve our communities. Forbes suggests 4 key strategies:
- Build trust – ask questions like, “Do you need any additional support?” This will elicit a sliver of truth that can be an early warning system for people challenges. Nurture relationships, especially during hard times.
- Show compassion – with trust as the bedrock of your relationship with your team, compassion is the humanizing attribute for your leadership. Seek to understand and show appreciation.
- Introduce stability – maintain your strong vision while being capable of keeping an open mind in changing circumstances.
- Positivity through hope – author Andrew Razeghi writes that “hope sets objectives, ignites will, focuses the organisation in turbulent times, renews energy, displaces boredom as it succeeds, fosters creativity and innovation, and hope inspires people to want to do the right thing.”
God has not built us as a cheaply thrown together vessel, lacking structural integrity, which will fall apart at the first storm encountered. God made us for the hard weather. Over and over again God has proven Himself faithful. He’s sustained you through all the ups and downs, all the fiery trials, and all the battering adversity and he will do this again now.
It is important to remind your school community of this hope and peace we can find in Christ “You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you.” (Isaiah 26:3)
We all face troubles sooner or later, but if you’re a follower of Jesus you can know that God will carry you through them. In Psalm 34:8, David declares, “Taste and see that the Lord is good; blessed is the one who takes refuge in him.”
Worry, doubt and fear can multiply our troubles exponentially. When we praise God through the tough times, however, we focus on the One who can solve our problems in the best way, in His time.