Picture this. Walking fast, with purpose, heels clicking, boots stomping, arms swinging, confident this is the way until, wham! Smack dab into a glass door. Surprised, head hurting I wonder “Where’d that come from?”
Or maybe this. Walking fast, with purpose, heels clicking, boots stomping, arms swinging, confident there is no other way, but I begin bracing myself just in case the door of glass I suspect might still be there, wham! Seriously?? I thought this approach might make a difference this time or at least crack that glass and force a break through.
Or maybe this. Slow and sluggish steps. Dragging feet, head down, I’ve been down this road before, and I know what’s coming, I just can’t figure out why it’s still there. This time though, this time I just surrender. I just crawl up and stop at it, this time I look through the glass door. I wonder maybe it’s not through that I’m supposed to go. Maybe this time I should try turning my head a bit to the left or maybe right.
And there it is. A slight turn, an altered posture, a submission, compromise, whatever I might want to call it but as I turn my body, my mind, my attitude, my heart in a new direction.
There it is.
I’ve been considering recently what type of leadership style I may have been given. I’ve come to realize that I lead the way I like to be led. I lead by sharing life together with others, shared experiences, verbal processing, and I am inspired by other’s stories. I like to be challenged and given the space to figure out things on my own. To draw my own parallels, because I have this loud inner critic most of the time I am already aware and seeking forgiveness, a solution, or a way to learn more. I love to study scripture and process with those closest to me. As I am inspired by other’s successes, growth, and transparency, I find myself taking opportunities to grow in order to deepen my relationship with God and for the purpose of serving others. This realization has led me to this new blog series.
I’m anxious to share with you some pivots I’ve made that have been altering my life, relationships, and faith recently. This series was inspired by a dear friend who coaches, inspires, and equips leaders to consider a pivotal moment of their life that helped to determine the path they are on now. She encourages them to share that moment as an act of vulnerability and transparency in order to build community, relationship, and inspire our views of one another to change.
What is all of this? At His direction. And for His glory.