Being a mom means I’m often one of the leaders in the household. It means I have many decisions to make each day, and many little crises to solve. For some people, I think that’s energizing. For me it’s exhausting. Sometimes I can’t even consider making another executive decision that day. I just want someone else to take over.
Everything in our society tells us to be a leader. Get trained to lead, not follow. Be the person who other people want to emulate. Be the one who is in charge. We’re constantly told “Be a leader, not a follower.”
Why? Why does our society tell us that?
God Created Each Of Us Differently
I mean seriously, there are some people who are more comfortable being a follower. Some of us are just not natural leaders. We prefer to be told what we need to do next.
I for one love being able to excel at a task that my leader has given me. I’m fine with being told that this task is mine, I’m in charge of it, and I need to do my best within those parameters. I don’t want to be the one in charge of the entire ministry though, because I’m not geared for that. It’s not my gift. I can take over temporarily if needed, I can form a short-term plan and implement it. But leading with vision and the ability to pass that vision to others, then organize it into coming about? Not really, no.