Favorite Quotes on DISCERNMENT

July 28, 2016


“Beware of the man who won’t be bothered with details.”  -William Feather, Sr.

“How few there are Who have courage enough to own their faults, or resolution enough to mend them.”  -Benjamin Franklin

“Thousands of engineers can design bridges calculate strains and stresses and draw specifications for machines, but the greater engineer is the man who can tell whether the bridge or the machine should be built at all where it should be built and when.”  -Eugene Grace

“We can’t hope to understand heavenly concept without having a heavenly perspective” –Richard Swenson

“It’s not what you know, but what you do, in dependence on the Holy Spirit, with what you know that makes the difference” –Dave Kraft

“The leader must know the organization as it is, know where its needs as they are, and face the world as it actually exists.  The conscious denial of reality is a central danger of leadership, and the leader must defend against this temptation” –Albert Mohler

“God’s impressions within and His word without are always corroborated by His providence around, and we should quietly wait until those three focus into one point.  If you do not know what you ought to do, stand still until you do.  F.B. Meyer

“Here are some clues about how we can deepen the skill of discernment, which does not come to us out of thin air.  We need to accumulate an abundance of knowledge, to be perpetual learners about life and leadership.  Knowledge will not automatically make us discerning, but it is impossible to have discernment if our knowledge base is narrow.” –Mel Lawrenz

“Discernment is not a matter of simply telling the difference between right and wrong; rather it is telling the difference between right and almost right.” –Charles Spurgeon

“You must have some kind of criteria for knowing if the desire you have matches the abilities you possess.” –John Maxwell

“Anytime I have to cringe or take a big gulp to agree to do anything substantial with anyone, whether to hire him, work with him, or anything significant, I don’t do it.  Period.” –Henry Cloud

“The art of being wise is the art of knowing what to overlook.” -William James

“The greatest asset in a man’s ministry are his ears.” -Kenneth Kuykendall





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