While I grew up listening to Country music and Southern Rock, I am fascinated by the Blues. Several bands I have enjoyed over the years had an ability to combine Southern Rock and Blues. One of my favorite songs, written by Robert Johnson and performed by numerous acts, is called “Crossroads.”
Several have tried to explain the meaning of this song. The most revealing involves Johnson’s struggle with loneliness, especially connected to the desperation of finding his way home from an unfamiliar place.
Leadership can certainly be a lonely place. The higher one goes in leadership the greater the responsibility. The result creates times of loneliness.
Leadership will also take us into unfamiliar places where desperation exists to find our way home and lead others home.
The result brings us to a crossroads where we will question our leadership. We are faced with making challenging decisions.
Spiritually, our life constantly faces crossroads. The decisions we make at those times in our life determine salvation or condemnation. Our leadership serves to help others at the crossroads of their life to make the right decisions and find their way home.