The Loneliness of Leading
One of the most frightening places to be is alone. The thought of dealing with stress, challenges, and trials alone is less than appealing.
Elijah stood on Mount Carmel in the power and glory of God, yet in the next chapter flees in fear at the threat of a wicked queen. While talking to God, he expresses the depression of being alone. Elijah needed to know God was there all along.
With the pressures in leadership, the weight of family responsibility (physical and spiritual), and the struggles that challenge our faith, we can begin to feel alone.
We need a gentle reminder, “You are not in this alone.”