Consider the spiritual parallels to a statement made by Publilius Syrus, “Anyone can hold the helm when the sea is calm.” For example, it is not difficult to have faith when life is going well.
The challenge to faith (holding the helm) involves our belief that God is in control and engaged in our lives, that He looks out for our best interest even when life is not going well.
This thought is also significant when dealing with our leadership. The spiritual nature of leadership will face numerous storms while we hold the helm.
Disbelief in our vision and goals may exist among those who follow.
Jealousy begins to consume dissenters who doubt our motives.
Gossip, slander, and malice will spread to discredit our leadership.
Attempts may be made to discourage and stop progress.
These are only a few ways the storms can blow against our leadership, even when we lead with a godly, Christlike spirit.
Hold the helm! Remain strong in the faith! Keep our eyes focused on Jesus! Continue to lead!