The world tells us that a good sign of a great leader is someone who takes control of people and situations. I’ve come to realize that quite the opposite is true.
When we let go of control, Holy Spirit can show up and minister to everyone in the room. He is the one who works with people, guides people, and leads them to the truth.
As a leader, letting go of control can be scary and uncomfortable. But… the peace that comes with surrendering is something spectacular to see. There’s a gentleness and an easiness to how He works. It is so the opposite of how we usually work with each other and ourselves.
It is not our job to trim ourselves or others – that is a privilege bestowed upon the Trinity. When the Spirit of truth comes into our lives, He guides us into all truth.
Leslie Crandall also puts it beautifully, ‘Do not search your heart without Holy Spirit as your guide.’
As a leader, the mistakes and faults of others get highlighted to me. I pick up on things others don’t. But I have been called to love others. That is a much easier task to do, and that’s what I’m going to focus on this year. I have the privilege of loving others the same way Father God loves me.
‘I am the true vine, and my Father is the gardener. He cuts off every branch in me that bears no fruit, while every branch that does bear fruit he prunes so that it will be even more fruitfull.
Remain in me, as I also remain in you. No branch can bear fruit by itself; it must remain in the vine. Neither can you bear fruit unless you remain in me.
As my Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Now remain in my love.’
John 15:1-4 & 9