“I believe God is managing affairs and that He doesn't need any advice from me. With God in charge, I believe everything will work out for the best in the end. So what is there to worry about.”
We are deep into a process of leadership development at my spiritual home, and I'm clear this is a very good thing. It hasn't always been comfortable, but it has been positive. It's given me an opportunity to look at my strengths and weaknesses, what makes me tick and how I can show up more powerfully for my community. It's provided a chance to peek behind the curtain of my fellow leaders as well, learning a bit more about each of them and how they work best. Aspects of leadership have risen up for me as deeply important: valuing and encouraging everyone's contributions and skills, being vision-led rather than reactive, creativity and openness in approaching challenges, clarity in language and full honesty so that everyone is on the same page. As a developing leader, it's so valuable to be able to point to specific elements that I feel are essential to a cohesive, productive group.
And now, I'm moving back to the most important part of it all -- God. Spirit. The All Good. No matter what we plan or how well we strategize, in the end it's in the hands of the Divine. You see, I deeply believe that there is a power greater than me. I believe it is smarter than me, because it has access to the full picture at all times. I believe I can use it by aligning with Spiritual Principle, which is my task in my personal spiritual development, but beyond that I surrender into The One. I trust the Divine to bring forth the highest and best in my life and in the life of my church. I trust my internal voice of guidance to lead me to the kindest, wisest things to say and do and be. I trust Spirit to call forth exactly the right people with exactly the right skills and focus and love, so that the most profound good is done. Simply put, I trust God.