Let us begin by stating this fact. Leaders must cultivate character by acquiring wisdom and understanding. Of course, those possessions do not come without a price. They require the kind of dedicated and patient labor exercised in mining for gold and silver. Leaders must diligently “search” for the wisdom that is buried within God’s Word like treasure covered by layers of earth and rock. That means using the right tools and exercising patience and diligence as we spend time immersed in this life-changing volume.
As we dig, we must ask God to provide us with insight and understanding. Ultimately, only God can open our eyes to see the spiritual truth and then enable us to apply that truth to our lives (Ephesians 1:18). As God fills our minds with wisdom, our character will develop so that we will possess the ability to make right choices – choices that are just, fair and moral.
As we seek to possess God’s wisdom, we will be able to move beyond simply expressing the vision and values of a leader. We will possess the kind of character from which lofty visions and values flow. Our character will be truly godly so that others will delight in following us. When we do this we will then be, “LEARNING THE ART OF GODLY LEADERSHIP THE TRIUNE WAY!”