I am a runner. I run as many as 6 days a week. When I run I am serious about it. I watch the time. I pace myself. I measure my distance. I check my calories burned. I do it for exercise. I run for personal well-being.
It isn’t always easy. Sometimes I spend time thinking about the Gatorade waiting for me when I get home. I think about how much my legs hurt. I think about how ready I am to be home.
Then all of a sudden…sometimes I will stop and think..
“I chose this!”
I chose this as my form of exercise. I could be in the gym. I could be on the couch. Running is my time. Running is what I choose to do for me.
It’s actually supposed to be fun!
By the way…
It’s that way in leadership too sometimes.
Sometimes we can get so caught up in the stress of leadership that we forget.
I chose to be a leader. I wasn’t forced into this position. (Sure, God “called” me into ministry, but I said “Yes, Lord”. I surrendered willingly.) No one made me be a leader. I wanted this, I wanted the opportunity to make a difference. I had a dream. I had a God-given vision.
Sometimes I need to remind myself…
I wanted this! And, I’m thankful for the opportunity.
Do you need reminding you chose to accept the position of leadership?