So You Wanna Be A Leader?

I’m not sure where to even begin as I write this already very exhausted. What comes to mind when you hear the word. Some may say that means I get to be in charge. Some might say that must come with lots of benefits and perks. Another might say I bet that must be nice to watch everyone else actually doing the work.

Any real leader is sitting back thinking you have no clue. Being a true leader is not for the faint at heart. It takes great courage, endurance and faith. You have to not only make sure others do their work, but you have to shoulder the weight of it all. There is no just clocking in and out of some position. Your job is never ending as you work tirelessly to lead others towards the goal.

Leaders have to wear so many hats. Director, counselor, referee, encourager, catalyst, problem solver, educator, trainer, and my least favorite the boss. Being a true leader calls for such guts and involves very little glory. Your job is never ending as you always feel the need to be a step ahead. You have keep setting the pace and example for everyone else.

Yep, anyone who ever says that being a leader is easy. Well, that person has never truly been a leader. Anyone who plans to be a leader better buckle up their seat belt. Because to lead anyone or anything is rarely a cake walk. The longer I lead the more I realize that’s just the way it is.

If being a leader were easy, then everyone would be one. However, that opportunity only comes to those ready to embrace its demands. Leadership provides the opportunity to make a great difference. Decision by decision you get to help everyone succeed. Your efforts may go unnoticed, but your impact can’t be denied. Yes, leaders wear a very heavy hat. But, they also have the chance to inspire others towards a greater cause than themselves.

“Here is a trustworthy saying: Whoever aspires to be an overseer desires a noble task.” 1 Timothy 3:1

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