How to handle being challenged
Exodus 18:17, "And Moses' father in law said unto him, The thing that thou doest is not good."
Who wants to be challenged? Everyone wants to believe that they are doing the right thing, the right way. At least, I know I do. But what happens, when someone calls you to the carpet? Moses, one of the most prolific leaders in the Bible, had just that experience to happen to him. Jethro, a man he admired and who was most instrumental in facilitating his rehabilitation process in the wilderness, challenged his style of leadership. It takes a great deal of humility to listen to someone as they list the areas where you have missed it, but it also a sign of self-confidence when you can listen without being offended.
This message is going to help you understand the difference between types of challenges you may be confronted with. As sure as there are good challenges, there are not-so-good challenges. Trust me, there are people, even in leadership potions, whose method of challenging you is unhealthy. Their motives are selfish or evil, at worst, so be discerning to not accept what can become a hindrance to you. You will also learn what a good challenge looks like. You will hear me share Biblical examples of what a good challenge is made of. You won’t miss it the next time you encounter one.
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