CONVICTION

We live in the information age, a world awash with data. Our culture believes that if we mine this data for the right solutions, we’ll solve all the world’s problems. But we don’t necessarily need more information. We need God’s revelation.

Wisdom for leadership begins with the conviction that God speaks. He makes himself known through his world, Word, and works. Because the Father is sovereign over his world and the Son’s salvation is revealed in his Word, we have a grid for understanding reality—in all its complexity and particularity. Because the Holy Spirit still works today, the first step for leaders is listening for God’s voice. When a leader has heard from God, he can move beyond mere values to deep convictions felt in his heart and embodied in his life.