Institutions & individuals are two different things. Individuals serve institutions. They come and go. Some of them are successful. Some of them fail and fall. Institutions exists and continue to exist because of a purpose. This purpose must always be bigger than any individual.
The use of technology is not wrong per se. But it can be unused or misused. Anybody can unuse or misuse it, even those who claim to be Christ followers. The Gospel must be communicated, and technology can be used for that purpose. Yet many do not use it and many misuse it.
Leadership takes courage. But it’s more than just the courage to do what you want. It’s the courage to face reality. It’s the courage to face one’s limitations. It’s the courage to admit sins or mistakes. It’s the courage to accept defeats. Yes, leadership takes a lot of courage.
How are your eyes? How well do you see things as they really are? When your eyes don’t see well, you make the wrong assumptions of people and things. You prejudge or misjudge them. Consequently, you make the wrong choices. Pray for clarity that you may see reality.
What does it mean to live a balanced life? It can’t mean that we just apportion equal amounts of our time and energy to every aspect of our lives. That may not be feasible or even wise. Instead, we must learn to discern the moment, understand God’s will, and respond accordingly.
Books can make you smart. But life-giving relationships can make you wise, if you’re willing to speak the truth in love as well as listen to those who do so. Smart people can be quite offensive in their arrogant postures. But wise people know how to listen and learn from others.