I have told people that one trait of an effective leader is the ability to communicate. Whether it is through speaking or writing, it really doesn’t matter, just as long as they are communicating. The reason for this is because in the words of the leadership guru, John Maxwell, “Leadership is influence, nothing more and nothing less.”
Sometimes we get so caught up with influencing and leading others that we fail to lead ourselves first. The hard work of looking within and trying to change is not something a seasoned leader wants to do. But once in awhile it is good for the heart and most of all, it is absolutely necessary.
I feel like I am at this juncture.
In the past 3+ years (I started my blog on January 1st 2006), I have written in my blog consistently (religiously?). At most, I have gone for two to three days without writing something.
I always saw writing in my blog as my opportunity to reflect, review, refocus, reinforce, reiterate, and redistribute things that God has been speaking to me about, but now I just need to remove myself for a little bit.
I am going to take a two week sabbatical from writing in my blog.
To the 6.78 billion people in the world today, they could care less; but to the handful of people who read my blog, thanks for reading (even though you cannot even comment on it). Lord willing, I will be back.