One side of this phrase involves an indifferent mindset to the immoral direction of our world, “its just a sign of the times,” as though nothing can be done to change it.
The other side is connected to a thought expressed by Jesus regarding the religious leaders of the Jews who could read signs about the weather, but not the fulfillment of prophecies concerning Jesus as the Christ.
In application to leadership, are we able to see the signs of our times? Are we aware of the cultural changes developing almost daily?
The direction of the world where we live can be frightening and exciting at the same time. The opportunities have never been greater. The needs have never been more pressing.
We must move out of the proverbial mentality of the past.
The message never changes, but the methods we use to approach our current day needs attention. If the methods we use are outdated, the effectiveness is limited.
Can we see the signs of the times, or are we doing the same things in the same ways expecting different results? It is something to think about.