Today’s Scripture: 2 Kings 6:7
One thing I hope we can do in heaven is view DVDs of Bible stories as they actually happened. Wouldn’t it be awesome to see David and Goliath duke it out? Or watch Jesus multiply the bread to feed 5,000 people? Or see Elisha throw a stick in the water and pull out an iron ax head? I’d love to see the looks on the faces of those prophets as they watched their mentor exhibit the power of God at work.
In his book Five Dysfunctions of a Team, Patrick Lencioni states, “Remember teamwork begins by building trust. And the only way to do that is to overcome our need for invulnerability.” This miracle would not have taken place had the young prophet not confessed to Elisha that he lost the tool. He could have blamed someone else, or acted like it never happened. But, he was quick to take ownership and do what he could to resolve the situation.
Elisha had helped create an atmosphere of trust, and the young prophet felt safe in making himself vulnerable in front of the entire group.
- How quick are you to admit when you make a mistake? What has happened when you’ve opted to cover up?
- When was the last time you allowed yourself to be vulnerable in front of others? How can you build trust so you feel safe making yourself vulnerable?