Dear LWML Leaders,
Confidence in Christian leadership is being grounded in the Word.
Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus (Philippians 4:6–7).
Several years ago, Richard Carlson wrote a book entitled Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff…and It’s All Small Stuff. This very popular book helped millions of people come to the realization that whatever happens in our lives will be as big or as small as we decide to make it.
About 2,000 years ago, Matthew wrote these words: Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble (Matthew 6:34). God doesn’t want us to worry or be anxious about things. He’s got it all under control. The big stuff, the little stuff, and all the stuff in between.
As leaders, we sometimes deal with some big stuff, and we often deal with a lot of little stuff. When we pray about our situation and give it all to God, we have the confidence that He will take care of it.
2021–2023 Group and Leader Development Committee Members
Brianne Stahlecker, Chairman
Marie Chow, Vice President of Organizational Resources, advisory