A Craving For Results
SAUL lost his kingdom because of his craving for results. He wanted to defeat the Philistines so much that he offered a burnt offering, which it was not his place to do (1 Samuel 13:8–14). He was determined to do things in his way and according to his timing rather than God’s. So God found a man “after His own heart,” a man who would get results, but do so by following God’s plans.
Actually, getting results is not a leader’s main job. The primary task is to create a climate where others can make things happen and accomplish goals. That climate has a variety of dimensions: technical (task-oriented), behavioral (relationship-oriented), political (power-oriented), and spiritual (God-oriented). If a leader concentrates on the immediate task at the expense of the other dimensions, the outcome may be short-term results but long-term losses.
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