God told Abraham to leave his family behind, but Abraham took Lot with him.
That decision made things difficult for Abraham,
Lesson = Modifying God’s will, even a little bit, is dangerous.
What can leaders do to be sure they learn from failures? Here are some suggestions.
- Ask yourself if you prayed and listened to God before taking action. If not, promise God you will remember to do that in the future.
- Ask yourself if you fully did what God asked you to do. If you modified His instructions even a little, ask for His forgiveness and for the strength to fully follow Him next time.
- Thank Him for using your failures to draw you closer to Him and for reinforcing how much you need Him.