I appreciate ideas for leadership and today’s post is no exception. Recently, I talked about Standing On Sacred Ground when a friend mentioned the idea of leaders standing on scared ground. The thought raised two questions.
Why is leadership so scary? The answers to this question are abundant. Consider the responsibility of leading others spiritually with eternity in mind. Knowing that leaders deal with answering questions pertaining to goals, plans, maintaining morale, personality conflicts, providing resolution, accountability to God, etc., it does not take long to determine why the ground upon which leadership stands can be a scary place.
How do we move from scared ground to sacred ground? Spiritual leadership is a God-given role and He will help us overcome whatever challenges we face. Spending time in prayer will help us reach a more sacred footing rather than standing in a position of being scared. Studying individuals throughout the Bible, such as in Hebrews 11, who were able to overcome with God’s help will help us as we approach sacred ground knowing we are not alone.
It may not seem like much, but it is a start and sometimes getting started is half the battle.