“You are my refuge and my shield; your word is my source of hope.”
I read a quote by retired US Navy Captain names David Marquet. He said, “In too many organizations, the people at the top have all the authority and none of the information, while the people on the front line have all the information and none of the authority.” I reflected on that and my first reaction was, “Yes, we need to empower the front line more.” I believe that is right, but upon more thinking, it’s only half of the right answer. The other side is that those at the top need to do more to assure that they have all of the unfiltered information to make the best and right decisions. Too often, executives rely on others to provide them information and then take that information on face value not realizing what Barry Diller says happens when information is filtered, “There is a loss of fidelity”. As leaders, supervisors or managers, it is on us to seek out and understand all of the information and be sure that we are sourcing the truth.
When we are seeking the truth, we must also go to the source. God tells us that we can receive refuge, shielding and hope if we return to Him. He provides us the truth and allows us to be as close to Him as we choose. It’s also on us to be able to be a source of truth and information about our Lord when asked by others. We can’t do that if we are not rooted and grounded in His Word.
Reference: Psalm 119:114 (New Living Translation)