I will never forget one particular moment from a Leadership Conference I attended back in May of 2012.
A great leader I admire greatly was speaking for 21 minutes from his heart on leading the church as a pastor. Though he was speaking about pastoral leadership, he said something that really challenged me in many ways. His words were, “When changing lanes, make sure to use your blinkers!”
The main idea––make sure people know where you are going. This principle speaks to a leader communicating change to people. But there is a secondary idea that you have to look for.
In order to use your blinkers to indicate a direction you are going in, YOU have to know which way you are going. Using the blinkers works great in complimenting a person who knows in where they are going. Simple concept, but it’s tough to always know which direction you are going.
The Bible says in Proverbs 3:5&6
5 Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding.
6 Seek his will in all you do, and he will show you which path to take.
The key for us in Changing Lanes is not just to use our blinkers, but to trust in the Lord with our whole heart! Don’t depend on you, but Him! Him first. He will guide you!
As you and I change lanes going into 2014, make sure God is first, then use your blinkers, so people can see what God is doing in your life!
Happy New Year!