In just a few words, Nehemiah learned of the dire environment facing his people. Unprotected, unsafe and in total disarray, this situation plunged his heart and soul into great distress.We conduct situational analysis all the time, from assessing why our new product sales are stagnating to why our kids are crying.
From an organizational perspective (where most of us live), your situational analysis could include any of the following categories and more:
- Strategic – vision, mission, strategic objectives
- Operational – systems, processes, & generally how things get done
- Financial – profits, loss, overhead, lost opportunity costs
- Customer – first time to returning, churn, relationship, brand image
- Employee – pay & benefits, training & development, turnover, moral
- Competition – major, emerging, differentiation
- Community – reputation, engagement
These traditional categories are all critically important to properly assess any organizational situation. But such traditional analysis ignores THE MOST CRITICAL element of any organization’s current environment: it’s spiritual environment.
A spiritual environment analysis provides a Kingdom-focused, heavenly-powered assessment of the atmospheres surrounding an organization.
How often have you walked into an office, business or retail store and sensed something amiss in the air? With even a minimal level of your spiritual radar switched on, you sense elements in the atmosphere that do not belong.
And since we do not battle flesh and blood but against rulers and authorities in high places (Ephesians 6:12), as Kingdom impacters we MUST add a spiritual environment assessment into every situational analysis. For if we do not, we simply work in the power of the flesh and under the yoke of Satan just like the vast majority of our clients and colleagues.
Today’s Revelation: A Kingdom-focused situational analysis is incomplete without a spiritual environment analysis.
Today’s Activation: Take 10 minutes NOW, switch on your spiritual radar, and walk around your workplace with your spiritual eyes, ears and senses alive.