I remember going out for Mother’s Day to a buffet with all my extended family. As we stood in line, the discussion of how we would do seating began. First one sister spoke up, then another, then I had an opinion and so did my mother. From there, the husbands chimed in and gave their 2 cents and as our family rattled on trying to resolve the seating issue, I looked at my sister’s husband – the pastor – and said – “you are awfully quiet, what do you think?” His answer still makes me laugh…
“I think there’s a lot of chiefs and not enough Indians here.”
Everyone was trying to lead and no one wanted to be the follower. The reality is, I’m from a family of strong leaders. I could go one by one through each person and make a long list of ways they have been leading – from being pastors and deacons to Bible study directors and Bible study leaders, an on-line leader, youth leaders, urban ministry leaders, Titus 2 Workshop leaders, mentorship leaders, retreat speakers, and more.
When I look at my family – I see a legacy of leadership. My parents effectively raised their 3 daughters to follow in their footsteps and God provided 3 Godly men for us to marry and follow in leadership. Now the next generation comes behind us and I wonder, how will we effectively pass on this legacy of leadership?
Join me over at MomHeart.org today where I am sharing ways I am raising my children to be leaders.