"Warn a divisive person once, and then warn
them a second time. After that, have nothing
to do with them" - Titus 3:10.
The Bible makes it clear that God hates pride but He also seems to have a strong dislike for anyone who creates division in teams or organizations. In today's verse, Paul directed Titus to confront a divisive person once, then again and after that to eliminate them from the group or team. This can be difficult to do, for they may be valued, talented and committed team members. Yet talent does not excuse anyone who ruins the unity and harmony of a group, and who refuses to stop. Leadership sometimes has to make the tough decision to confront a bad attitude and, if once doesn't work, to do it again and again. Finally, after many warnings and discussions, the leader may have to show the divisive one to the door.
LEADERSHIP TEAM: Your Step today is to admit if you have been looking the other way to avoid confronting someone on your team, board, or organization who is sowing discord. They may be popular or intimidating, but your job is to sit down today and share how their behavior is affecting others. In your first meeting, set a date for follow up sessions. Eventually, if there is no improvement, you may have to make the tough decision to let them go.