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Davidisms: Practice Procrastinational Leadership

I’ve practiced one leadership style throughout my forty-plus years of ministry that has been invaluable to me as a leader. I like to call it procrastinational leadership.


I can’t remember exactly where I read it, I think in a book somewhere. But it’s served me well, leading me time and time again to make the best decision I could have made at the time.


Why? Because it’s often impossible to know what to do at the moment. In a split second. The blink of an eye. Especially without having all the facts, lines can be blurred.


That’s why I procrastinate when making major decisions. Instead of deciding hastily, I wait on the Lord. It’s indeed biblical: “Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for him” (Psalm 37:7). Or “If one gives an answer before he hears, it is his folly and shame” (Proverbs 18:13).


Waiting before making a decision gives God time to reveal his will over mine. Which can’t be done instantaneously. It takes time for most all to be known and understood.


If you’re facing a decision, kick the can down the road as long as you are able. Procrastinate for as long as possible. Get as much insight and information as you can.


And wait on the Lord.


Then you are able to make the best decision possible.

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