I started back at a regular exercise routine today. It was just me in our little fitness room at our apartment complex until I was wrapping up. I noticed a man enter the gym and go right to the treadmill. Both of us had earbuds in (I was on the stationary bike). Then, I couldn’t believe what I heard. I had to mute my music to be sure. That guy was not only getting his groove on, but he was singing out loud to his tunes! (not exactly male vocalist of the year)
This made me wonder two things.
1) Does he realize I can hear him?
2) Does he know he can’t sing?
Given the situation, I would assume he would answer YES to both questions.
This entire 10 minute event made me realize something about our leadership in the Church.
– Whether we are intentionally leading or not, someone is always watching us. Good or bad, others are constantly learning from our actions and lifestyle.
– Knowing our weakest abilities as a leader and still trying to develop those skills is so important. To try something with a high chance that we might fail or embarrass ourselves models humility to those we are leading.
– Finally, enjoy the journey. Above all the success, failure, frustration, and victory…try to enjoy church leadership any way possible.
Ministry work is a huge calling. Enjoy it and pace yourself, or it might just break you.