That is NOT me!

I hate being a leader.  I hate being put in the spotlight.  I am not good at directing, managing or delegating.  I know that because I have tried and it is just not my thing, not my gift.

I believe we put a lot of pressure on children and teens to be leaders.  It is talked up in abundance in schools.  Be a leader!  Colleges want to see leadership abilities when determining whether or not to admit students.  I think this is good and bad.  For those with that gift, it is great to encourage and nurture that in young students.  But for those like me, it is possibly like trying to make a square peg fit in a round hole.  You may be able to finagle it to make it somewhat work, but it will not be a perfect fit and it will be uncomfortable.  It was not what that person was designed to be.

I think I have always known I was a follower.  One particular experience sticks out in my mind.  I drove and followed my uncle’s family hundreds of miles to our beach vacation because we wanted to stick together on the drive. Upon reaching our destination, my uncle complimented me on how well I followed.  I agreed, “I am a good follower!” Now I understand that goes beyond just following in a car.  

I recently had a self-revelation.  I am a behind the scenes player in life, but that does not make me any less important or valuable in what I have to offer my job or society.  Oftentimes I do things which go unnoticed, and that is exactly how I like it.  I don’t need to run the show.  I am an encourager.  I am a helper.  I am a discrete doer.  We all can’t be calling the shots, right?  We don’t need all generals and no privates.  Just because I am not a leader doesn’t make me less than.  We all have our important roles to play.  Be a leader.  Be a follower.  Find your gift and just be you.

Not everyone can be the leader

5 thoughts on “That is NOT me!

  1. I love that! I love knowing that about you. I think I’m probably more of a leader but I also enjoying following others sometimes in different circumstances. I’m glad you have WordPress like me. Easier to stay up on blogs when we share the same site. ❤️🥰great job!

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  2. Love this! Like in the Bible. We are all part of the body, and the body only works if we play our role. Miss you sweet friend! On Thu, Feb 11, 2021 at 11:33 AM Deanne Persinger’s Blog wrote:

    > Deanne Persinger posted: ” I hate being a leader. I hate being put in the > spotlight. I am not good at directing, managing or delegating. I know > that because I have tried and it is just not my thing, not my gift. I > believe we put a lot of pressure on children a” >

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  3. Oh my gosh while reading your post about it’s not me, I felt like you were writing about me! I am not a leader, I am a servant. Isn’t it beautiful how we all are good at different things and work together. Read 1 Corinthians 12.

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