When I started this blog, I set myself some guidelines on replying to comments. Firstly, I would appreciate and read every comment made on the site. However, I wouldn’t reply to each. This is mainly to avoid me becoming reactionary and writing things in the spur of the moment I might regret.
One recent comment (See Writer’s Block below for full comment) got me thinking, and I have spent a couple of days musing over my response. I decided that I warranted a full post, rather than continuing the chain.
I have paraphrased ideas from two great men, Dr John Stanko and Pastor Tom Deuschle, in this. Problems gravitate to their natural solution. The problems that you hold the key to solving will come your way, whether you like them or not. If you continually find yourself being given leadership responsibilities, then it is probably because others see this trait in you, especially if the tasks come from different sources. It is the same in working out your purpose, if the same situations/compiliments/successes come your way, then maybe your purpose is tied in with them, seek out the common thread.
Feelings of inadequacy are not uncommon in my life. These should inspire you to do things like delegate, improve yourself, and seek help from others- both human and divine. If your dreams don’t scare you, then they are not big enough.
A couple of books may help, pick one, read it and draw what you can.
“The One Thing You Need To Know” by Marcus Buckingham, “The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership” and “Developing the Leader Within You” both by John Maxwell.