Mission builds community.
If you try to build community with no mission you will end up playing at life and going through the motions.
It’s the ascent up the mountain, checking gear, adjusting to breathing different than everybody else in the valley, and making sure those taking the journey with you aren’t getting left behind that will develop you to peak potential. But it will also surface your fears.
And this is how your leadership grows!
You alone have the power more than anyone else to wreck your journey. The potential of self-sabotage is your greatest threat. You are wise to be afraid.
Notice the fear. Let it be a compass.
Because if you are going to take significant hills with your life you need to notice the fear. The fear reveals a place you will wreck your leadership.
1. Go to Jesus and ask for clarity for what your fear really is.
2. Wait for Him to speak/lead/comfort, etc your fear.
3. Move forward with a deeper passion knowing that you can be certain your identity is in Him.
4. You will never have 100% certainty in your mission but because of #1-3 you can be clear in mission objectives with the team you are leading.
5. Because your identity is in Christ you can be passionate about the mission without having to have success to feel whole.
6. This means you can lead your team. When you need them to perform a certain way for you to feel whole you can’t lead with clarity. You will be frustrated at them. And you can’t lead people that frustrate you. (If you’re frustrated with someone on your team you need to be looking for ways to have a conversation with them.)
Leading is an emotional sport. People follow passion.