“As I grow older, I pay less attention to what men say. I just watch what they do.” Andrew Carnegie
One truth about leadership is “everyone is watching.” Children watch. Our spouse watches. Believe it or not, coworkers watch. Neighbors, friends, extended family, the world, they all watch.
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 measured the leaders of His people to show them how they failed to measure up to the standard He gave them. On one occasion they failed to teach truth to the people. On another occasion they failed to live a life aligned with His word.
If God were to take a measurement of how we lead 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 watch us, remember God also watches. Will we measure up?