The #1 Secret to the World’s Greatest Project Management
Project management is one of my favorite things to do, and this experience has been a wonderful chance for us to flex (and strengthen) our organizational muscles and help a client meet a significant challenge in the life of their company.
Before taking on the job, we knew that it would require lots of time, work, and most importantly, a little six letter word that you hear all too infrequently in the secular world, wisdom.
This morning during my quiet time, I read my favorite chapter in the Bible, Proverbs 8. I’ve read Proverbs 8 dozens, if not hundreds of times over the years, but this was the first time I read it in the Amplified. I love this chapter as it talks about the importance of wisdom and the close relationship between wisdom and our Heavenly Father, especially at Creation.
As I was reading, Proverbs 8:30 leaped off my iPad screen:
“Then I [Wisdom] was besides Him as a master and director of the work; and I was daily His delight, rejoicing before Him always.”
God used wisdom to provide the most important project management of ALL TIME. God had six days to create the sun, the moon, the stars, planets, plant life, animals, and His greatest masterpiece, mankind. How did He get it done? He kept wisdom right by His side as His project manager.
Since wisdom is what helped develop the world, that’s a trait that we should want in our project manager toolkits at all times!
So how does one get wisdom? That’s easy. Just by asking:
“If any of you is deficient in wisdom, let him ask of the giving God [Who gives] to everyone liberally and ungrudgingly, without reproaching or faultfinding, and it will be given him. Only it must be in faith that he asks with no wavering (no hesitating, no doubting). For the one who wavers (hesitates, doubts) is like the billowing surge out at sea that is blown hither and thither and tossed by the wind. For truly let not such a person imagine that he will receive anything [he asks for] from the Lord.” James 1:5-7 (AMP)
It’s simple. Just ask. In Faith.
And let God do the rest.