“What’s your take on this?”

“What’s your take on this?”

As soon as a current event rocks the news cycle or social media scene that could have implications on business or ministry, my phone floods with friends asking a similar question – ‘What’s your take on this?’ 

Previously, I’d send an immediate response back, but as the whole story unfolded sometimes my perspective shifted. Now, I approach my responses in a different way. Over the years, I’ve learned a process that helps me come to better conclusions.

Take a step back.
It’s okay to take time and deeply think through the situation. Don’t let people rush you for an answer if you’re not ready to give one. 

Take a deep breath.
Pause. Are your emotions about the issue clouding your judgment? 

Submit your thoughts to accountability leadership.
If the issue at hand has implications for OneHope, I consult my leadership accountability structure. I’ll present them with my thoughts and we will discuss questions like how do we interpret this issue in light of God’s Word? Is this the right Scriptural reaction to this particular issue and how it’s making people feel? 

When I go through this process, my answer is always going to be better than my personal reaction to a certain issue.

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Rob Hoskins is the President of OneHope. Since taking leadership of OneHope in 2004 he has continued to advance the vision of God’s Word. Every Child. by partnering with local churches to help reach more than 1.7 BILLION children and youth worldwide with a contextualized presentation of God’s Word.

3 thoughts on ““What’s your take on this?”

  1. Humility is simply submitting to the authority of God’s word or God’s voice.
    Apostle Peter beautifully puts it this way: ‘we ought to obey God rather than men’ This is my humble opinion on humility Sir. Thanks for the opportunity. God bless!!

  2. Whenever I read this topic I meditate on the 3 important things:1.To understand who you are as a group leader, you need to consider yourself as a servant of the Lord and His people for the glory of the Almighty God. 2.You.must have the mind that was also in Christ Jesus (Philippians 2:5-8).3 About helping the poor and being kind to them, we must do it willingly expecting the payment from God in abundance (proverbs 19:17).

  3. What is your take on this? This shows whether one has a gentle spiri and Godly wisdom in solving the problems, within the group you are leading.lets think of David and his master King Saul, in the midst of the armies of Israel (1st Samuel 24:1-8),(1st26:7-12).Etc.

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