|Moon over the River Raisin|
It is honest, it is more than OK, for a leader to confess, "I don't know where to go, or what to do, but I am trusting in God."
If the leaders say they don't know where they are going, while not trusting in God, then we have problems. If the leaders think they know where they are going, while ignoring God, then we have disaster.
Presence-driven leaders confess their ignorance, while placing their trust in God. Like Jehoshaphat, as he stood before the people and said,
"Our God..., we are powerless against
this great multitude that is coming against us.
We do not know what to do,
but our eyes are on you.”
2 Chronicles 20:5-12
To trust in God implies that we do not often know the outcome. Trust always means unknowing.
Our prayer should be that of 17th-century poet John Donne:
never let us think
that we can stand by ourselves,
and not need You.