Dear LWML Leaders,
Confidence in Christian leadership is being grounded in the Word.
Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness. For we do not know what to pray for as we ought, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words (Romans 8:26).
Being any group’s head cheerleader isn’t easy. Keeping everyone else organized and on track, working together, and sharing the team spirit can drain a leader’s cheerful reserves. As leaders, we sometimes have thoughts like this:
- “I don’t want to go to another meeting or help with another project. I am so tired of doing the same old thing over and over.”
- “I just don’t know what to say to help her anymore.”
- “The meeting was a total disaster! Nothing was accomplished and it seemed that more than a few feelings were hurt.”
When we have those types of thoughts, that is when we have to go back to our Source of cheer — the Giver of grace and forgiveness — and let the Holy Spirit intercede for us. As we turn all our frustrations, disappointments, inabilities, and inadequacies over to our loving Father, that negative space can begin to fill with hope, renewed strength, and a willing spirit. We can look beyond our plans to God’s bigger plan of redemption and ask for guidance, praying for new ideas, helpful solutions, and renewed focus to reach His ultimate goal — salvation for all.
2021–2023 Group and Leader Development Committee Members
Brianne Stahlecker, Chairman
Marie Chow, Vice President of Organizational Resources, advisory