Today's post is from Lindsey Sherrod who serves with CreatePossible, where she provides directional leadership, as well as communication and creative consultation for CreatePossible and its clients. She can be found at www.twitter.com/LRsherrod, where she shares about the creative, soul care focused, and often random, life.
I think I'm learning . . . slowly, painfully . . . at times, there is a place God has called me to, but the journey and direction is His—
My own "soul care" story is actually a bit similar to Mindy's
. . . in college, much responsibility . . . much pressure . . . major collapse. The journey back taught me—
breath by breath—
what it means to let go of myself and live at the "soul care table" where God and I are both present.
BUT, the new challenge? I have a somewhat firm grasp (although eroded by my own frailty at times) of my personal soul care rhythm. What about when you're leading a team? Helping others—in a professional context—develop their own rhythm? Remind, remind, remind that the emotional/spiritual/relational aspect of a team can either make or break? (And, an unhealthy environment not only breaks the team, but people.)
So, Step #1: Figure out a rhythm that gets my soul care leadership qualities in check, before I even attempt to help others. Words from Nancy Ortberg
have been driving my thoughts here, "As a leader, you are responsible for carving out a life that has a rhythm that renews you. It’s not anybody else’s job."
Time for some rhythm carving. Hope you have the chance for some today too.