It has been a long, long dry spell. We haven’t had relief in a long, long time. Everywhere you look, in all faucets of life, things are drying up. Rivers and lakes are symbols of current leadership. we look everywhere for relief, and up till now, none can be found.
If you are like me, you are probably as worried about our future as you have ever been. I feel as though there is no real direction in the way we are being led. The “bipartisan effort” does not exist, and in fact, has become an oxymoron. It’s a fight for power, not answers. It’s an effort to prove the other guy wrong, not accept the situation and do something about it.
Leaders don’t and can’t have a victim mentality. Elected leaders are put into their positions to be servants of the people, to act on their behalf to do what is right, and to do it in a way that creates not a void of leadership, but an example. To continue blaming one party or the other takes the fingers off the pencil and instead points them in other directions. This is not a blame game. This is not a high-stakes poker game. This is the greatest country in the world that has and is being run down into bad late-night talk show fodder.
I pray for the wisdom of our “leaders.” I pray that a true leader would emerge at a time like this and show us what it is supposed to look like. The time is right. This leader needs to emerge with sleeves rolled up, head high, and thumb pointed at his chest. This leader has a task that very few will have faced or will ever face. But, that’s why you are a leader. You fix problems. Whether you are answering to the board, the stockholders, or the American people, you fill that position to get the job done.
Or you are replaced.
It’s that time. Pray for that leader to come forward. Pray that this phoenix rises from the ashes of fallen leaders. Pray for wisdom.
“Where there is no leadership the people fall, but in an abundance of counselors there is safety.”(Proverbs 11:14)
“Leadership is action, not position.”
“One of the true tests of leadership is the ability to recognize a problem before it becomes an emergency.”
“Leadership is an opportunity to serve. It is not a trumpet call to self-importance.”
J. Donald Walters
“True leadership must be for the benefit of the followers, not the enrichment of the leaders.”
“Leadership is not about titles, positions or flowcharts. It is about one life influencing another.”
John C. Maxwell