It seems a norm in the workplace that treasures prompt response and fierce resolve instead of a peaceful voice and a patient wait. I wonder if such a tense and intensive working attitude can result in real efficiency and effectiveness. Experience tells me that such aggressive styles can lead to instant success, but mutual trust between people is traded off. I once expressed my impatience to the meek of a stumble colleague and grumbled that why not the management lay off the colleague immediately. But the more I read the Bible, the more I believe that the strengths the Lord expects from a godly leader are not power and courage but the ability to empower and encourage others. I like the verse: “Be strong and courageous and do the work. Don’t be afraid or discouraged, for the Lord God is with you. He will not fail you or forsake you. – 1 Chronicle 28:20.” It is the final word of King David to his successor, King Solomon, that the Lord has prepared men for the tasks. In other words, in His perspective, task completion is not the major concern of a godly leader; people’s growth is instead.