I read a quote recently that said, “success is judged by the amount of awkward conversations you have.”
I want to not only be successful but to be a leader so I have been trying to initiate awkward conversations. Not for the sake of trying to be important or throw my weight around (I am not important, but I do weigh 200 lbs). In my experience myself and others to often do not say what is in our minds and on our hearts even if it has been put their by the Lord. We overlook things, let them embitter us and ultimately sit back as things turn out the exact opporite that we would want and could have spoken up against and/or changed. I am trying to get better at knowing that I did what I could and said what I knew needed said.
When I need to confront a youth staff member who is diluting our vision
When I see sin or shortcomings in someone’s life
When someone is selling themselves short
When someone compromises something I am passionate about
When someone hurts those around them
When someone is dating a tool
When someone is putting God in a box
What do you need to speak up about?