[vimeo id="151568480"] You know, in leadership, you’ll often find yourself in a season of waiting. Waiting for your strategy to begin rolling. Waiting for God to show you the next step. It’s tempting to just say, “God’s teaching me patience.” And sometimes that’s exactly what He’s doing. Sometimes His purpose is to get you to lean and depend on Him more. But often times, our season of waiting is really an opportunity to utilize our patience. Here are some ways we can use patience to be effective leaders.
First of all, patience forces us to do some internal reflection. When we have to wait on something, we often see sides of ourselves that we’re not used to. This gives us a chance to look at the areas in our own lives that we need to develop. In leadership, it’s important to remember that our blind spots become our organization’s blind spots as well. When we are in a season of waiting and choose to be patient, we can better see those blind spots and deal with them.
Secondly, patience builds preparation. You know, there are many times when you feel like you’re wasting your time waiting on something or someone. But part of being an effective leader is making use of even that “wasted” time. Can you tackle some things ahead of time while you wait? Do you have a pen and paper or a phone you can use to strategize and write down your thoughts? You see, patience is the building block of preparation. And preparation is the building block of success.
Finally, patience can transform us. Remember that the journey is more important than the destination. It’s particularly true in seasons of waiting. In order to be patient, you must have a proper perspective on things. It’s easy to believe that what you’re waiting on is the most important thing in the universe. But when we get a proper perspective and rearrange our priorities, then our patience actually draws us closer to God. It forces us to depend more strongly on Him as we realize we’re not in control. So take time and patiently consider what God might be teaching you in this season of waiting and allow Him to transform you.
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