A Man Stood On A Window Ledge Mentoring Moments, 1 min blog
A man stood on a window ledge, peering down to his doom. Naturally a crowd gathered, some yelled “Jump!” Others shouted “Don’t Jump!” An 8-year old boy rode up on his bike. He looked up at the man on the ledge and yelled “Do a flip!”
This month we’re talking about how to handle a scandal. My advice for leaders is don’t jump, to conclusions, that is.
The Bible teaches that every fact should be established by at least two witnesses (2 Cor 13:1, Deut 19:15). So when there is an issue to resolve make sure you get more than one perspective. Then you need to pray.
Don’t jump into mediation. Resist the temptation to mediate when an offended person comes to you. Matthew 18:15 teaches they need to come to you after they’ve gone to their offender. Teach our teams to talk more to each other than about each other.
Don’t jump to judgment. It may sound strange, but not everyone who does wrong is wrong. It takes the word of God to measure the intentions of the heart and let us know if someone needs to be corrected or cast out.
Success and Progress!