“As I grow older, I pay less attention to what men say. I just watch what they do.” Andrew Carnegie
One thing about leadership, everyone is watching. Children are watching. Our spouse is watching. Believe it or not, coworkers are watching. Neighbors, friends, extended family, the world; they are all watching.
Yes, they listen to what we say, but they watch what we do and then take a measurement. How does our leadership measure up?
Throughout the Old and New Testament, on various occasions, God was taking a measurement of the leaders of His people to show them how they were not measuring up to the standard He had given them. On one occasion they were not teaching truth to the people. On another occasion they were not living a life aligned with His word.
If God were to take a measurement of our leadership of His people today, how would we measure up?
Are we teaching truth? Are we living by the standard God has given us?
If not, while it is true others are watching us, remember God is also watching. Will we measure up?