"You will never influence the world by trying to be like it."
Be a Leader with few Blind spots.
Many of us like to be in charge. We want to make our own choices and decisions, but when we do that, we can have blind spots that ultimately trip us up. Know there is a better way. When we trust in the Lord, He gets to be in charge, and He always makes the best choices for us. He can help us with those blind spots.
Even when the apostle Paul was locked up in prison, he was at peace because he knew God was in control of the situation. Even in prison, he could write,” I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want." Phil 4:12.
What was the secret he learned? He depended on God's strength to get him through his situation not his own. That's called trust. Paul had to learn to trust God. That didn't just come easy to him. Once he did, he was at peace and he was more mindful of Who was in charge. We, as leaders, can also learn to trust the Lord with our whole hearts. Even when our circumstances don't turn out the way we envisioned, when we are tired, or when we feel knocked around, or used up, He directs us along the path, gets us back on track, and gives us true peace.
Pray, “God reveal to me any areas that I haven’t given to You. I ask that you will give me eyes to recognize those areas and turn them over to you. I want to fully trust in you and the direction you have for me as a good leader. I want to magnify Your light in my life. Amen.
When your’e a good leader, everything is magnified. When you're a bad leader everything is magnified- and it affects everyone else. Few leaders see their own blind spots. Its hard to see your own stuff. We see ourselves by our intention, we see others by their actions. Ask yourself this, what am I missing, what blind spots do I have thats causing me not to be the best leader that I can be? Many people can be hurt by leader’s blind spots. I will be the first to admit that I’ve had my own blind spots. It’s so important to be aware of yourself and others so that you can impact and make a good influence as a leader. When you make mistakes, ask for forgiveness and learn from it.
Many Blessings, Brittany