God give me I’s to see.
A leader’s pray in the midst of darkness
As we embrace the week of Christmas with our hearts open and minds clear, prepared to process the reality in our midst, one must acknowledge the darkness that surrounds us. It appears that fear and a lack of clarity consumes many as we look around and even 20/20 vision does not assure us that the vision for our future is bright.
As I consider what is, I am inspired by the resources and the lack of resources and those people who have been able to find purpose and meaning in the past year. Many are experiencing compassion fatigue, hopelessness, isolation and a lack of trust, however there are others who have laid down their social distancing, fear of the unknown and pressed into relationships and opportunities unlike ever before.
We know that challenging times either destroy us or teach us lessons we would have never learned. I have much hope in our future, not because visions and visionaries have clarity, but because in the darkest of days all we have is each other.
My prayer for all people in this season is to gain confidence within yourself to discover the I in me and then surround yourself with others who are doing the same. This morning I am reminded that God has not given me a spirit of fear, but power and love and a sound mind… it will be up to us to stand in that and hope for others to do the same.