“Keep your head down, stay focused, nose to the grindstone......”. Good advice to get ahead, maybe? Maybe not. To make the final cut for Gideon’s army, without their even knowing, those that were selected were those who kept their head up. The criteria for their selection; be watchful, not strongest or the most courageous., but just pay attention.
The LORD said to Gideon, "With the three hundred men that lapped I will save you and give the Midianites into your hands. Let all the others go home. Judges 7:7
We talk a lot in our office about simply paying attention, asking more questions and listening instead of coming up with the right answer. We find on a regular basis that we all just want to be heard. By keeping our head up we get to watch the Spirit of God reveal what the hidden issue is, the real problem.
Today, my desire is to fix my eyes on Jesus and just allow Him to reveal the needs. I like this approach, this is where we see God move.