Lead, Take Charge and Accept Responsibility

by Pastor Alton Trimble

Daily Word for Saturday, May 16, 2015

Crises are those defining moments in life that aid in measuring the level of sacrifice we are willing to make to accomplish a goal or resolve a problem. After we process through the initial shock of the crises, what’s needed is a plan to come out.

Our personal resources in a challenge can be so depleted that we are unable to problem-solve at our optimum level. We may need the wisdom of trusted friends or family to assist us in thinking through an issue effectively.

Abigail [1 Samuel 25] gives us a great template for managing a crisis. When her life and that of her family were threatened because of a family member’s mistake, she did the following:

  1. Martialed the needed resources to address the problem.
  2. Confronted the issue with great humility.
  3. Took responsibility for failure even though she was not responsible.
  4. Deescalated the situation through value-adding dialogue.

My friend, if you are facing a crisis today ask yourself:

  • What resources are needed to effectively address this crisis? Think it through thoroughly; make a list.
  • As you confront the crisis make sure you don’t become a part of the problem, humble yourself.
  • Take responsibility where possible instead of putting energy in finding someone to blame.
  • Don’t add fuel where there are fires.

Read 1 Samuel 25 and let God turn your ashes into beauty.

Crisis Management

2 thoughts on “Lead, Take Charge and Accept Responsibility

  1. Simone Dilisser

    Thank you for the timely word. Such a wonderful reminder to view crisis as a pivotal point in my life. It is comforting to know that God has placed people and other resources in my life that have helped me to deal with those crises that would have otherwise been overwhelming.

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  2. Michael

    Amen PT. I testify that crises builds our faith in God. The Word of God and the wisdom He has revealed to us helps me deal with crises.

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