Argue It Out

“Leadership, even at its best, is terribly demanding, and it is crucial that we argue out our ambivalence about our calling to leadership openly with God so that it doesn’t leak out and create uncertainty in those we are serving.”  Ruth Haley Barton from Strengthening the Soul of Your Leadership

Do you ever wonder if it’s worth it?

Do you ever just want to walk away?

Have you ever had a day when you gave into your emotions and undermined your leadership influence?

Are you ever tempted to think there must be something – anything – else you could be doing?

Yeah, me too.

But the worst thing you can do is live in that uncertainty.  You have to argue it out for your sake and the sake of those you lead.

In the arguing you’ll find affirmation.

If you’re questioning your calling as a leader, leave a comment so we can pray for you today.


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  • Paulreichart October 25, 2012  

    Yes! Totally feel that way. I tend to lay my cards out so I am afraid I have hurt my influence by communicating a lack of confidence in myself. Pray I will argue it out with God throughout the day, every day