“Some people believe that holding on and hanging in there are signs of strength, but there are times in life when it takes much more strength just to let go.” Ann Landers
Please do not confuse this post as supportive of Ann Landers. Regardless of personal opinion, the quote has merit.
Leaders will experience times when their strength must be demonstrated through holding on and hanging in there. The ability to endure is a biblical characteristic required for the faithful of God. Our faith will be challenged and trials are inevitable, and it is during these times, we must learn to persevere; hold on and hang in there.
The other side of this thought is worth considering also. Fear, worry, confusion and doubt are elements that cause us to hang on when we need to let go. The adage, “Let go, and let God,” is one we should adopt. When experiencing the anticipation of challenge events, God says, “Let it go and turn it over to Me.”
Leaders need the strength to hold on and hang in there, but they also need to possess the strength to let go.