On a recent trip to Cuiaba, Brazil I was given the opportunity to share a few thoughts with the Comec Leadership an organization of 200 or more pastors and leaders from different denominations. We were worshipping the Lord in song prior to the general session. Sitting beside me was my translator, Nayla. She is a pre-law student who loves the Lord so deeply. Nayla whispered that she would like to stand in an act of worship, but was hesitant because others were sitting. I agreed, and without lingering on the thought, “What if”, we both stood. Worshipping the Lord with eyes closed, arms raised and our hearts on Him, we realized in just a few minutes that almost everyone else was standing in worship as well.
It was encouraging for me to see that this one small act of love; honor and worship helped and encouraged others. We were leaders that day without even saying a word. It reminded me of a simple truth that I came across in the highly recommended book, Tribes, by Seth Godin. “The secret of leadership is simple: Do what you believe in. Paint a picture of the future. Go there. People will follow.”
What do you believe in? What picture are you painting? Where are you going?