Dear LWML Leaders,
Confidence in Christian leadership is being grounded in the Word.
Listen to advice and accept instruction, that you may gain wisdom in the future. Many are the plans in the mind of a man, but it is the purpose of the Lord that will stand (Proverbs 19:20–21).
Listening to advice is not always the easiest thing to do. As women and leaders, it is often our task to make plans and solve problems. We’ll think about it, pray about it, think about it some more, and come up with a plan. It often seems easier to just take care of it and not ask anyone for help. It may be easier, but it doesn’t always work out well.
Seeking advice and wisdom from other leaders helps us to keep things in balance and provides us with a different perspective. Other women will have different experiences that have provided them with knowledge of things that you might not have thought of. We are blessed in the LWML with many generations of women who have served the Lord. Seek them out when you are working on a plan. Use them as a sounding board for your ideas. Ask them to pray for you when you need wisdom. Rejoice with them when a plan comes together and works well. Give thanks to God for the blessing of these women in your life and His kingdom!
2021–2023 Group and Leader Development Committee Members
Brianne Stahlecker, Chairman
Marie Chow, Vice President of Organizational Resources, advisory