On one hand, 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.
On the other hand, it 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 signs 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 our world is frightening and exciting at the same time. The opportunities have never been greater and, at the same time, the needs more pressing.
We must consider the need to move out of a dated methodology that may no longer be effective.
The message never changes, but the methods we use to approach our current day require out attention. If the methods we use are outdated, the effectiveness can be limited.
Can we see the signs of the times, or are we doing the same things in the same ways expecting different results? Give it thought.