Thursday, August 19, 2021

Midnight First Responder Devotional

Tonight, we pray for the First Responder who struggles with stepping out of their role as “one of the guys” and into the role of supervision.  There are good men and women who do great work in their field and are promoted according to the standards set by their agency/employer; however, they soon realize the decisions they now have to make are not just about their immediate squad/unit, but about the agency/company as a whole.  This can lead to dissent and distrust from people you used to serve with and are now tasked to lead.  

Stepping into the role of supervision is very different than leadership.  There are great leaders among the ranks, some of them the lowest rank, then there are supervisors who are great leaders but struggle with the administrative duties required of them.  This new role requires them to change how they communicate and build a different level of trust.  It’s a balancing act to serve your subordinates and satisfy your superiors.  

We pray for wisdom and guidance to make the necessary decisions that support the best outcome for those in their charge and their agencies.  Show them the support and understanding of the people they serve, and give them humility and hope to continue to grow into great leaders.

"Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others." Philippians 2:3-4

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