I wrote the book, “Servant Leadership NOW: “Stepping Up Your Leadership Call,” because God ordained the message for such a time as this – in the season of NOW. It is a source of healing for me by reaching out to support others. #President Jimmy Carter took the time to respond to my messages in the book about serving and leading; I am grateful. As a Christian, his life reflects the type of service and leadership that God calls upon each of us to do – to serve mankind. #servantleader #PresidentCarter #JimmyCarter
Healing hurts! In the natural, when we get a cut, we treat it with antiseptics and bandages. Immediately, the body responds to defend itself. Within a few days, a scab appears as an added defense of protection.
Before the Pandemic
My Mom had a serious surgery from a fall (broken hip). Although the recovery process was painful, the pain prior to the surgery was much more severe. She emerged from the pain of recovery to fight on.
Emerging From Pain
I recall in 2020, I attended the #Truth Summit 2020 where panelists shared how they were able to emerge from hurt, deception, and harmful situations. While each story was different, there were common elements in the panelists’ process of healing: (1) each person had a desire to change the crippling effects in their lives; (2) each emerged from “the blame game;” (3) each found the Word to be their comforting Source; and (4) all of them are finding ways to lead and support others in their NOW season.
Acknowledge the Hurt
Healing hurts and it begins with acknowledgement. Whether the hurt was the action of another or the fact that you are in pain, there must be an acknowledgement of the hurt before the healing process can move forward. Even if I unable to heal you, the fact that I acknowledge your pain, will help in your healing process. Jesus always acknowledges the pain of others before he healed them.
I failed in the Process…But Now #Servantleader
It is ok to acknowledge that you did not always use the right tactics to sooth one’s pain, in the process. It is ok to question, self-reflect, and make corrections. Proverbs 3 verses 5 to 6 says,
“Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.”
It is good to learn from others and remember how it felt to hurt. In this, you will learn, hopefully, to be better and lessen another person’s wounds.
May “2020 and beyond” be a time for us to bring healing to the wounds of others as the good Samaritan (Luke 10:25-37) who understood who his neighbor was. Do not fail to nourish yourself.