Yesterday, we talked about standing on sacred ground and it reminded me of a time when a friend referenced leaders standing on scared ground. The thought raised two questions.
Why is leadership so scary? 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, etc., it does not take long to determine why the ground upon which leaders stand can be a scary place.
How do we overcome the scared ground for 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.
It may not seem like much, but it is a start and sometimes getting started is half the battle.