Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Gratituesday - The Women Who Have Gone Before Me

I'm reading a great book this week, Tough Choices by Carly Fiorina. It reminded me again of how grateful I am for the women who have gone before me in leadership and specifically in leadership in the church. If it weren't for them, I wouldn't have the opportunities I have today to use my gifts and strengths to serve on staff in the arts at a church.

Leading in arts in the church can often feel like a boys club. I've been at conferences and in meetings where I'm the only one wearing heels around the table. And while it can be awkward, God has put me there at that time for a reason. There is something specific that I have had to offer to the situation that was unique to me including the fact that I am a lady.

So, the next time you find yourself in one of those situations be confident in all that God has created in you including all of the wonderful qualities and attributes that come with being who you are as a daughter of God.

By the way, another great book in this vein is Gifted to Lead by Nancy Beach. I gained a lot of insight and confidence in my role by reading this. If you are a lady in any leadership position you would be doing yourself a favor to read these books.

[image by Thomas Hawk]

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