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    • Amy Langmaack

      That’s exactly how I felt Michelle! And probably why I struggled so much with the idea and trying to put it into words. 🙂

  1. I never really thought about leading myself first being a part of leading others. I liked what you said though, that leading yourself well means knowing how much you can take on and what you need to let go of. I need to be much better at prioritizing!

    • Amy Langmaack

      I’m slowly learning this one for myself Marisa! I even said yes to some things a week ago (that I wanted to do for personal growth) and realized this week I didn’t need to add more things onto my schedule. Going through the pros and cons of adding things to your already full plate can definitely impact how well you can lead yourself, and lead others around you. 🙂

  2. This is such a great reminder and that I need to remember the type of example I’m setting for my kids. They look up to us so much, we need to show them about living a life under God’s word. Love this, thanks!

  3. That’s a great suggestion – ask yourself why? I really need to change my eating habits and overall health choices. Asking myself “why” is really making me face some serious characteristics about myself. Thank you!

  4. Jesus leads us to still waters. He leads us out of the boat. He leads us to promised lands through deserts. Part of being a great leader is being lead by the greatest leader.:) We certainly make choices. We certainly have freewill. May we use those choices of free will and liberty to be lead by he who loves us. 🙂

    • Amy Langmaack

      I absolutely love that Brianna. Yes. He leads us in every situation and we have to be willing to let him lead us. And take ownership of our responsibility to being lead.

  5. Jeffery

    Great thoughts. You are so right that leadership often does not include leading yourself. I highly recommend Ruth Haley Barton’s Strengthening the Soul of your Leadership. It has transformed my thinking about Christian leadership and spiritual leadership.

    • Amy Langmaack

      I’m going to add that book to my to read list! I read Ruth Haley Barton’s Silence & Solitude and really enjoyed that one!

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