“Anyone can hold the helm when the sea is calm.” Publilius Syrus
Several spiritual parallels can be made to this thought, i.e. it is not difficult to have faith when life is going well.
The challenge to faith (holding the helm) is continuing to believe God is in control and involved in our lives, looking out for our best interest, even when life is not going well.
This thought is even more significant when dealing with our leadership. The spiritual nature of leadership will face numerous storms while holding on to the helm.
Disbelief in our vision and goals will exist among those who are following.
Jealousy begins to consume dissenters who doubt our motives.
Gossip, slander and malice will spread to discredit our leadership.
Attempts will be made to discourage and stop progress.
These are only a few ways the storms will blow against our leadership, even when we are leading with a godly, Christlike spirit.
Hold the helm, remain strong in the faith, keep our eyes focused on Jesus, and continue to lead.