To these four young men God gave knowledge and understanding of all kinds of literature and learning. And Daniel could understand visions and dreams of all kinds. (Daniel 1:17 NIV)
God gave the 4 men knowledge and understanding far above others. The knowledge and understanding given to them from God was preparation for their leading. Leaders will be given a measure of knowledge and understanding in order to lead.
What do I need in order to lead? So many look for the ability to speak, but pure charisma is not enough to lead. I need knowledge and understanding from God as well as a gift set to lead where I am. When I depend on my charisma, I miss what God has given me and prepared in me to lead.
Lord, help me to see what you are giving me. Help me to lean on what you give and not on my charisma or natural ability. True leadership potential rests in you!