Contributed by DeLonda Adams with edits by PragmaticPastor.com
The Lord promised Abraham a son…an heir. Meanwhile back at the ranch Sarah, Abraham’s wife was not impressed. She was childless and, like many of us, decided to take matters into her own hands. She decided that Hagar her maidservant would sleep with her husband (OMG!) and she would have a child via Hagar. Old school surrogacy anyone? Well that turned out to be a hot mess of a situation. Hagar hated Sarah and ran away. The Lord told Hagar to go back and submit to Sarah just to have to leave again—again, what a mess!
I thought about what we as leaders must learn from Sarah. Here are 3 Leadership Keys this debacle can teach you.
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