NOTE: The following is a guest post by my friend Pastor Shane Wall. Be sure to check the link at the bottom for more about his upcoming book!
BIO: Shane Wall has been ministering internationally for over 30 years. He is the founder and Senior Pastor of The Feast of The Lord in Orangeburg, SC, where he and his wife Jasmyne reside.
I saw it in my mind. I believed that I could do it, and I did it! Now, I understand. Strange thing is, people are paying attention to me now. The more I share about what I understand, the more people are listening intently to me. How inspiring are the confessions of a newly formed leader.
We influence people when what we claim will work actually does, even for the skeptic who experiences success after implementing our advice.
Leaders must know their idea will work before proving it. Afterwards, those who live by the law of “Seeing is believing” will likely get on board and even publicize the leaders’ achievements.
Observe how people become attracted to those who understand. Often, it’s with a new sense of honor given to the on who shared the understanding. It’s amazing how admirable people are towards those who understand. It’s an innate attraction.
Let’s consider a man in the Bible named Joseph. Because of his amazing level of understanding, Pharaoh, the king of Egypt, put the young man in charge of the whole land.
And Pharaoh said to Joseph, Forasmuch as [your] God has shown you all this, there is nobody as intelligent and discreet and understanding and wise as you are. You shall have charge over my house, and all my people shall be governed according to your word [with reverence, submission, and obedience]. Only in matters of the throne will I be greater than you are. Genesis 41:39-40 (AMP)
Pharaoh gave Joseph the privilege of ruling over all of Egypt because of what God showed Joseph about Egypt. God gave Joseph a warning for Pharaoh about a coming famine and a solution for the horrifying dilemma. Pharaoh was attracted to the wonderful insight that Joseph had received from God.
I can only imagine the unrecorded conversation between Joseph and Pharaoh.
“Joseph, where did you get all of this insight about how to run a country? How did you know about the famine that would come for seven years?”
“God showed it to me. He gave me the understanding.”
Can you imagine what your life would be like if you prayed to receive God’s understanding? From Joseph’s example, we can learn that understanding approves us for an appointment to a position of leadership.
Understanding makes leaders attractive because of something they’ve done to prove what they understand.
Think about someone you deem to be a successful leader. I guarantee you’re attracted to their leadership through something they’ve done because of what they understand, and understand well.
What will you strive to understand, gaining that insight from God through prayer? When that insight is revealed to you and you share the successful results of your findings, you may be considered the “go to” person for that area. The attraction will be instantaneous and lasting, as long as you continue to understand.
If you can’t seem to get people to follow you in a particular area in life, pursue to get a greater understanding from God concerning that subject matter so that you can share. Success in any area has its challenges, but understanding conquers all of them.
I’d love to share more with you concerning the power of understanding in my new book, Understanding. Visit understandingnow.com to preorder in hardcover, softcover, eBook or audiobook.