tendency was to pull back and retreat. Inside I would need to process all the thoughts in my head before spewing irrational statements with regrets. I also pull inside when sad or disappointed.
When I am passionate and feel my integrity is challenged I put on the armour and go into the battle field and confrontation is not something, I enjoy especially if it catches me off guard.
I have always used the mantra , "I play to an Audience of One" . I know that everything I do, say and think is ultimately in submission to how my faith relates to Lordship over my life.
It is difficult in a a leadership role to please everyone and realistically you will probably have some enemies along your way. I also learned from experience that it is most likely that the coworkers still like you..... but not necessarily the decisions that you make. The higher up you go in an organization the tougher the decisions and the more people impacted.
If you work in a non- profit or church environment then the people become more demanding of your time, your processing of information, and they may even use the statement that they pay your salary so you better make the "right decision".
To me it is a great honour and privilege to serve the King. No matter if your job is in manufacturing, business, IT., health or ministry you answer directly to the Lord. He is the one who sees to the depth of your soul. He knows your motives, your ethics, your work philosophy and we are to be a reflection of Him in all that we do or say.
There has been a huge debate over the new scanners in airports but the reality is that we already have our hearts scanned by a power and authority that can see the transparency of who we really are. Perhaps it is time to be more aware of who you are as a leader and start serving without an attitude of regret but instead have a heart of humili