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Who is your Micaiah?

Strange question, isn't it? Also, a strange name. Who is Micaiah and why should you care? Micaiah was not a very liked man. If he had social media in his day, my guess is, everyone would have "unfriended", "unfollowed", "unliked" and any other thing that would cut him out of their lives. But ... Micaiah was a reluctant but honest prophet from the days of Jehoshaphat, the king of Judah, and Ahab, the king of Israel. He spoke the truth to kings even when everyone else was a "yes man".

The quick story - the kings were ready to go to war. Ahab's prophets were saying "go and you will win". Jehoshaphat asks if there is one prophet who speaks the truth. Ahab responded "there is one but I hate him". You guessed it - Micaiah. Micaiah comes and speaks the truth - the Israelites will lose and Ahab will die. The whole story is found here - 2 Chronicles 18 NIV - Micaiah Prophesies Against Ahab - Now - Bible Gateway Ignoring Micaiah, the kings go to war. Their armies are defeated and, from a "random" arrow, King Ahab is killed, just as foretold. King Jehoshaphat knew better but still went to war. God graciously saved King Jehoshaphat when he cried for help but...what if he listened to the wise counsel? What if Ahab listened? How many wives would still have husbands? Children still have dads? And what about you? Who are you listening to? Do you surround yourself with "yes men"? Or do you seek out one who will speak the truth to you - even when you don't like it? And if you do, do you heed their advise or do you hear the words and do your own thing?

So I ask again - Who is your Micaiah?

I firmly believe EVERY BUSINESS OWNER NEEDS AT LEAST ONE MICAIAH. No exception, no excuses. At Truth At Work, business owners and executives meet with 10 to 12 Micaiahs every month!

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