"After Paul had seen the vision, we got ready
at once to leave for Macedonia, concluding
that God had called us to preach the gospel to them" - Acts 16:10.
Paul was trying to make a business decision as to which direction his ministry should take. He had tried several options but felt God's resistance. Then one night he had a dream, the team made a decision to depart for Macedonia and left immediately. Leaders are expected to make decisions or at least facilitate team decisions. Paul understood that staying where he was (doing nothing) was a decision in itself, and it would cost him something in ministry effectiveness. As risky as it was, he set off in a direction that he had not anticipated and the result was that he took the gospel to the continent of Europe.
LEADERSHIP STEP: Are you or your team setting on the status quo because it is safer and less risky, especially with a team member who has stopped producing? Then you must see that there is a cost to doing nothing - that making no decision is a decision! Your Step today is to identify about whom you are making a decision not to decide, determine what that is costing you in lost credibility with the rest of your team, why you are so hesitant, and then act quickly!