Notes from the Journey with David – 105

105. And for the whole army, the victory was turned to mourning (2 Samuel 19:2).
No matter one’s personal situation, the leader is never not the leader. David has a right to grieve the loss of his son, but the impact of his grieving is felt across the kingdom. His successful army now watches their leader grieve their success. David’s grief cannot continue so publicly. A leader must always maintain a clear sense that his attitude reflects in and affects those he leads. If he is struggling, they will as well. If he is celebrating, they will want to rejoice too. You don’t get days off as a leader but must realize that your example will be followed on every day–even the really hard ones.

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