Do you have a blueprint for success? Within your team, business, family, or non-profit institution, do you have building plans to positively influence your target audience? Tucked away in the Bible’s Thirty Sayings of the Wise is God’s secret blueprint for any organization or movement to successfully lead its culture. It is The House of Leadership.
We must first dig down before God lays our foundation. Solomon taught: “When pride comes, then comes disgrace, but with humility comes wisdom” (Proverbs 11:2). Whereas, pride is a hard heart that makes itself higher than others, humility is a soft heart that makes itself lower than others. Therefore, humility is bending the knees of our hearts first toward God and then toward people. Solomon’s theme of Proverbs states: “The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom” (Proverbs 9:10). The fear of the LORD is humility toward God, our first step in the House of Leadership. This is the starting point for building a satisfied life: “Humility and the fear of the LORD bring wealth and honor and life” (Proverbs 22:4).
In order to lead any movement, we must be the first and most frequent to bend the knees of our hearts to God, as in the case of Moses (see Numbers 12:3). This prayerful clay heart translates in humility toward our peers. We listen more than we talk, we learn more than we teach, and we serve more than we are served, as God becomes the architect of our lives. Solomon declared God’s role in the construction of any successful movement as nonnegotiable: “Unless the LORD builds the house, its builders labor in vain” (Psalm 127:1). When are hearts are softened from pride to humility toward God and others, we are in the position for God to pour the footer and lay the foundation of wisdom in our lives.
Are you characterized and known by humility? Dig down for a heart transformation and bend the knees of your heart to God and others. Listen more than you talk. Learn more than you teach. Serve more than you are served.