These also are proverbs of Solomon,
which the men of King Hezekiah of Judah copied:
It is the glory of God to conceal a matter,
and it is the glory of a king to search out a matter.
As the heaven is high and the earth is deep
so the hearts of kings are unsearchable.
Until you’re a leader, this is something that is hard to understand. And this is something I’ve come to understand a lot recently. The hearts of kings are unsearchable. First, I want to say, I’m not comparing myself or any other leader to a king except that they are all leaders.
Here’s what I want to point out though, what is in the heart of a leader is much greater than the leader ever tells or shares. This is a great task for the leader to share things in a way that can inspire the same amount of passion he has for something even though the people he is sharing it with haven’t gone through the same process in their hearts.
As a leader, when problems and decisions arise, they become consuming issues. When a problem comes up, your mind and heart become overwhelmed with solving the problem. Your mind kicks into overdrive until you come up with a solution. When you have to make a decision, your mind is consumed with what the best decision is.
And as a leader you will spend considerably more time and energy thinking about an issue than any one else involved in the process. You will think about all the possible outcomes and solutions. You’ll think about how this could go and how that could pop up. And what about this or that.
So, here’s a very practical way you can support your leaders. Never assume they have made a decision on a whim. Never assume they have just jumped to a conclusion and haven’t though something through. Sure that’s possible.
But it’s not likely.