“The powers of earth are God’s – he soars over all.” Psalm 47.9
Hurdles, challenges, and obstacles seem to be multiplying like rabbits. You are never sure what happened; one day you look around and they are every where! Some are personal, some are with work, and others find their niche with friends.
Reflecting on the night flight to London I found myself realizing that the specific hurdle didn’t really matter. Hurdles will always be surrounding each of us. Deadlines remain; fears, uncertainties, and doubts slow our reaction times; unknowns confront every turn. I found it hard to remember any point in my life or others where significant hurdles were not present. It seems that we create them even when they do not exist!
I cannot find any scripture that suggests we deny the existence of life challenges and problems. I do find people complaining and lamenting in the past, just as they do today. People close to God as well as far away seem to have the same types of problems. Neither life appears to guarantee a lighter journey or easier path. Perhaps this part of life is a true constant.
What is the answer personally, what do I say to a good friend who seeks comfort? Can I give a “solution” that I am not sure works? Is it possible to be a real leader without a conviction of the way forward?
Leadership is, in my experience, a self-less giving of life steps that encourage the person receiving to walk tall. Leadership with integrity acknowledges when it does not know the answer and always encourages mutual learning and dialogue. Leadership gives each a vision of what could be, and then release individuals to walk in faith that their journey will be a special event with God.
I find that hurdles do not have easy answers. Causes are easy to pinpoint. Solutions become acts of faith. Hurdles are personal steps one has yet to take based on one’s faith in the future.
I talk about God and his power. I let go to walk in faith.