Leaving Leadership

A year ago during my annual end-of-year reflection, I didn’t hear any specific goals from God. Instead, I heard him tell me to just be available for whatever he had for me in 2015. As it turned out, that included the illness and death of both my mother- and father-in-law.

This year, God has given me clear direction: “I want you to leave leadership.” Since early October, this message has been unmistakable. I do not sense that he is asking me to give up influence per se (after all, that flows from who we are, not just what we do), but definitely to let go of the focus and field of leadership, at least for a time. The corresponding message I’ve heard, from Psalm 46:10: “Cease striving and know that I am God.”

So, that’s what I’m doing. I don’t know if this is a temporary “letting go” or a permanent “leaving,” but I’m OK with either. I am giving up a number of responsibilities and positions and declining new opportunities and invitations. I will stop blogging on leadership, although I’m keeping my old posts available on this site.

I have no idea where God will take me in the months ahead but I look forward to listening, learning and following.

On the Journey,

Angie Ward

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4 thoughts on “Leaving Leadership

  1. WOW.Sure would love to chat about this with you — we are overdue!!From: angie ward <comment-reply@wordpress.com>Reply-To: angie ward <comment+rw8u7bpbnqeqp-hquun3s2y@comment.wordpress.com>Date: Tuesday, December 1, 2015 at 7:46 AMTo: Polly Lott <polly.lott@southeastcc.org>Subject: [New post] Leaving Leadership

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  2. Angie! It’s hard to know what to say because anything I might have said is shortcircuited because you’ve heard from God. But I will miss your voice into the arena of leadership.

    Go well my friend… Emmanuel.

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