Thursday, October 28, 2010
Leadership Lessons From the Saddle #4
I have a love - hate relationship with the wind. I love the wind of the Spirit. I crave the beauty of fresh clean air. But, when the wind is in your face, you are going up hill, you are on two wheels, and your legs are your source of power...bummer!
In spite of all that, the leadership lesson is this; "enjoy the wind!" Scripture says the wind blows where it will. Little Bobby Zimmerman said, the answer, my friend, is blowing in the wind. No matter, just enjoy the wind!
Sometimes it will challenge you so much that you just want to dismount, find a safe place, and sit tight. BUT...there are other times, you know what I mean, when the wind is at your back, your sails are set, your journey is flowing with ease, and all is well with the world.
The bottom line is this, no matter which way the wind is blowing (did you know that you don't need a weather man to know which way the wind is blowing?) it will soon turn around. It all about the high and low of pressure. So why get stressed, let it blow.
Can you imagine this, sometimes (with the wind at your back) you can actually outride the wind. You will know you have reached mach speed (maybe semi mach) when you can finally feel the wind on your face. The joy of that moment will outweigh the occasional struggle of gale force air moving in opposition to your desire.
After all, the wind blows were it will! Fall mountain, just don't fall on me. Blow wind, breath on me breath of God. Amen!