This is the first day of the new journey. The first thing I did today was read Proverbs 3:34-35, “The lord mocks the mockers but is gracious to the humble. The wise inherit honor,but fools are put to shame!” It’s kind of interesting that the first thing I did was read since for me it has always been a struggle. But reading is part of the education that I want to continue receiving. It also allows for my vocabulary to expand, my mind to widen and my soul to feed. I am also reading the book “Madness” by Jossy Chacko and “The Heart of a Leader” by Jon Byler. Both of these books focus on leadership and it seems that my journey has begun with the shaping of my leadership as a whole. Interesting place to start, huh.
Many of us are leaders but we’ve been so used to following that we forget our place. I am a Chaplain, a Pastor, a Musician, a Poet, a Brother, a Father, a Son, and a Friend. Which of these roles are you in as well? And in which role do you think your leadership is used?
I am all of the roles and a leader in all of them. But I have come to realize that I have allowed certain situations in my life to take control of the outcome of my leadership. Which means I have failed as a leader. Do you fall into this category as well? Are you willing to admit that you have failed as a leader in certain areas or in all? Why have you failed? What has taken your focus away?