Do Not Withhold Good

January 3, 2011

“Do not withhold good from those to whom it is due, when it is in your power to do it.” – Proverbs 3:27

An exercise many do and one I enjoy during various seasons of my life, is reading a Proverb a day.  Works well as there are 31 Proverbs.

This morning, this particular Proverb really struck me.  I began wondering how often I have withheld good from those I lead.  Have you ever not promoted someone or transferred them because it would hurt your team, even though it would be good for your team member in their growth?

One particular area of withholding good that I have been challenged with, is withholding words of encouragement due to my own laziness. We all need to be encouraged and we all need to encourage others.

So, this week, do not withhold the good of encouraging those around you – especially those that you lead.

BG