This morning I sit across from John at Starbucks early. I keep hearing deep sighs as he sips his skim white mocha. There’s a mixture of snow and rain coming down outside. The fire is on in the fireplace, which is the reason for my sighs, but not his.
We just returned from several days of meetings in one setting and he is heading into a long day of meetings in another. New place, new set of challenges. He’s trying to ignore the clamoring emails and choose the daily disciplines of devotions and journalling. It’s a struggle because… there’s just.so.much.
I’m privileged to have a lot of close friends who are world class leaders. They are humble but brave. They are wise and trust God for great things. They are kingdom bringers. And somedays they make mistakes, and most days they’re praying like crazy for discernment, and many days they are under a tremendous amount of pressure. Lately it seems even more stressful than usual. And they’re facing a lot of situations that feel “between a rock and a hard place-ish”.
“World class leader” may not describe you or me, but we all get into seasons when we’re in over out head. Whether you’re a student or a CEO or a mom or you just feel like you’ve been holding your breath for too long, I want to stand up and shout Continue reading