If you are anything like me you want to do twice the work you possibly can; yet, possess only half the confidence needed to pull off the nagging interruptions of an average day. Mediocrity bugs us while great success intimidates us. We dream of extensive productivity while fearing the embarrassment of failure. What kind of leaders are we? Men (women) or mice (mousettes)? The good news is I believe we are the latter. We are basically too little for such a big life.
I know a few whom we would regard as powerful and influential leaders. They run scared. Yet, they trust God. Abraham Lincoln is a famed and respected American leader. He admitted, I have been driven to my knees many times on the overwhelming conviction I had nowhere else to go!
The reason I write this is for the giants of men and women out there who never had it occur to you that you are marvelously enough. You've got what it takes. If you are believing the great successes are those who one day reach that glorious crest after working their way up in confidence, you simply don't get it. All human leaders come equipped with ideal "impossibility awareness" which keep us dependent upon the "possibility" God. We can't. He can. That's the formula for effective living. The we can't must not be denied; but must be trumped with our personal He can faith.
There is no leader quite so powerful as a spiritually needy leader. There are no decision makers who make better decisions than those unsure leaders who must have God's help with deciding. (Calvin Miller)