Step INTO Leadership Not Away From It!

This is one of those days where I had planned to write one thing, then God put something else on my heart literally 10 seconds before starting to write this at 5am in the morning.  So no promises as to how this comes out, but here goes nothing (trusting God at its finest, haha).

I go to lunch most days with my co-workers.  Normally its the same group of people with a couple others scattered in from time to time.  The conversation normally works the same way, we gather around one persons work area and all agree that we want to have lunch.  Then we start to debate where we want to go.  It normally starts out something like this…

“where do you want to go”
“I don’t care”
“ok, well, I’m hungry so lets go. We can figure it out on the way”

We then proceed to get in the car and delay the decision until we have to physically make a turn out of the parking lot one way or another.  Normally, someone throws out an idea soon after we get in the car, but many times it is left up to the driver to make the decision.

All the people I go to lunch with are good at making decisions in our jobs.  Its why we have the positions we do.  but when it comes to lunch somedays, we leave that skill at our desks and don’t want to do it for an hour.  We all have the ability to make a decision and be a leader, we just don’t.  My guess is that we all assume one of the other people who has this ability will make the decision so we won’t have to worry about it.

How many times in your own life have you known that you should take leadership in an area of your life, but you simply didn’t do it and assumed (or hoped) someone else would?

Maybe it is in your job, or at church, or in a relationship/marriage.  If it is the later (relationship/marriage) let me make it very clear…GUYS/MEN…you should be leading!  Now this isn’t to say that the ladies can sit back and do nothing.  No, its a partnership…a team, but the “team leader” should be the guy.

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If you feel that God has put you in a place to be a leader, don’t step away from it…step INTO it.  Leadership is a privilege and something we should not take lightly.  We should be honored to be in that position and excited to take on the challenges it brings with it.

Proverbs 11:14 – “Where there is no guidance the people fall, But in abundance of counselors there is victory.”

Psalms 78:72 – “So he shepherded them according to the integrity of his heart, And guided them with his skillful hands.”

1 Timothy 3:5 – “For if someone does not know how to manage his own household, how will he care for God’s church?”


Written by Charles Hamrick

I am very simply a follower of Christ.  While here, I enjoy the passions that God has given me that include my family, friends, church, sports (specializing in golf), traveling and simply experiencing God's creation to the fullest.  I additionally have a passion for writing and sharing what God is speaking to me on a constant basis.  I love the fact that our creator chooses to use the least of us to communicate His heart to others.

4 thoughts on “Step INTO Leadership Not Away From It!

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  3. “The background, the point, the verses” Structured just the way my brain works man! Thanks for this. This is a great reminder for me as a married man to make sure that I am leading the team (my relationship)

    By the way, “the lunch conversation” is at every job.. I normally hear it start at 10:45 AM

  4. Excellent! I know I struggle with this concept of when to lead and when to take a less active role.

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