Occasionally, an interesting thought finds its way into the leadership folder that must be shared. These thoughts connect to the direction of leadership, especially as it relates to how we respond in relationships.
Kimberly Jones shares this short but significant thought, “Don’t let people pull you into their storm. Pull them into your peace.”
What direction is the pull in our leadership? Do we find ourselves pulled into the storms raging in the lives of others, or do we seek to pull them into the peace only found in Christ?
Here are a few suggestions when we face these situations connected to Matthew 14:22-33.
1) We must first be at peace ourselves. When storms rage in our lives it is difficult to help others.
2) Make sure to point people to Jesus––to focus on Him––especially in the midst of their storm.
3) Offer a hand up, not a handout. The way up occurs when we assist, rather than do the work for them.
4) The best course is faith, always has been and always will.
Trust is critically important to the direction of our pull.