Is anybody suffering from the Post-Christmas Blues yet? It’s easy to become depressed after all the excitement. All the fireworks will be burned out by the New Year, and there’s no post-season remaining for my teams. The tree in the box or sitting by the trash piles of wrapping paper reminds us again of the bleak mid-winter.
Tons of people are asking this question, mostly in hopes that they can either avoid it's responsibility or know if they could ever become one.
Websters Dictionary says that a leader is a person or thing that leads (always useful when they use the word in the definition, right?...ummm....NO!). It also says that a leader is someone who rules, guides, or inspires others. Now those are some words I can get behind! While I have no desire to rule over anyone I do have a desire to help guide and direct them closer to God and inspire them to deepen their relationships with their Savior and others. The things that inspire people more than anything else are authenticity, humility, willingness to share the good and bad of their life story, and desire for others to know the healing, redemptive love of God. You see, what makes a successful leader is not a magnetic personality, but a heart that desires God and a deep willingness to love others.