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Deborah a leader in Israel could be found beneath a palm tree, as written in the book of Judges, holding court and settling disputes of neighbors. She was trusted and known for her wisdom and sense of justice. The Israelites sought her insight and direction as a wise woman in-tuned and in-Love with God. Judges chapter 4 explains the power and influence Deborah was blessed with, and describes her as a prophet with the ability to inspire another leader (Barak) with courage and faith. The relationship between Property Managers and Maintenance Supervisors can often draw the same parallel as in Deborah and Barak’s story. Trusting who we serve and believing in who leads us, constantly challenges the ego and the faith we have in serving one another.
When Deborah delivered God’s message, she expected Barak to rush out to do God’s will. But Barak was so enslaved by fear it kept him from fully trusting God to give him victory over his ruthless enemies. And so he( Barak) gave Deborah an ultimatum: “If you will go with me, then I will go: but if you will not go with me, then I will not go” Judges 4:8 Ever hear this from anyone on your team???