If you’ve ever had to walk on egg shells or thin ice then you know how important it is to handle a delicate situation! Years ago I found myself having to navigate a delicate situation. It was though my life and leadership was a threat to the complacency and common practices of the person who was my overseer. It felt as though every step I took was being watched closely, and every decision I was making was under scrutiny.
It was at that time I ran across this phrase while reading 1 Samuel 18:5:
So David went out wherever Saul sent him, and behaved wisely. And Saul set him over the men of war, and he was accepted in the sight of all the people and also in the sight of Saul’s servants.
Four times in the Chapter 18 (vs. 5, 14, 15 & 18) it refers to David as having behaved wisely. This phrase is the word sachal in Hebrew and is translated understanding. It’s deeper meaning is to be wise, behave wisely, to understand, to be instructed, to wisely consider, to be prudent and intelligent. Sachal describes the complex, intelligent thinking process that occurs when one observes, ponders, reasons, learns and reaches a conclusion. It is occasionally translated prosper.
Leaders that find themselves in delicates situations need to behave wisely if they want to see prosperous outcomes!
David knew he was in a delicate situation. His spiritual senses were in tune and therefore he was aware of the delicate relationship he had between Saul and himself. David behaved wisely by operating in the opposite spirit. He chose honor and humility that countered the the complexity of Saul’s leadership insanity.
As a leader; when you find yourself in a delicate situation, before you take action, seek understanding. Behaving wisely will help dismantle the delicacy of your situation and promote you into a place where your leadership begins to prosper. It’s the place where your anointing begins to be acknowledged.
Behaving wisely is the way to deal and get beyond your delicate situation! Stop walking on egg shells and start walking in your anointing.