“The words of Nehemiah the son of Hachaliah. It came to pass in the month of Chislev, in the twentieth year, as I was in Shushan the citadel, that Hanani one of my brethren came with men from Judah; and I asked them concerning the Jews who had escaped, who had survived the captivity, and concerning Jerusalem. And they said to me, “The survivors who are left from the captivity in the province are in great distress and reproachThe wall of Jerusalem is also broken down, and its gates are burned with fire.” Nehemiah 1:1-3

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.

Organizational Environment

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. 

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 ActivationTake 10 minutes NOW, switch on your spiritual radar, and walk around your workplace with your spiritual eyes, ears and senses alive.