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Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Flying Under The Radar...Is this Good?

I want to soar high above the clouds...leaving a legacy of leadership 

Most of us would like to go through our lives "under the radar". We would like to be called on for the fun stuff, a seat filler, a warm body and if we are truly interested in something, we might consider putting ourselves out there.  

What does it mean to "fly under the radar"?  

Under the radar means that no one detects our presence, therefore, no one expects anything from us.  No one can count on you to show up or volunteer to help.  So if or when you show up, it's a party and everyone is happy to see you.  You possess no phone numbers so you are not responsible to even make a phone call.  You can pass the buck because it would be impossible for you to even pick the buck up.  

I have to say, sometimes, "under the radar" sounds wonderful!!  I will just sneak in the back 1/2 hour late and sneak out 5 minutes early.  I can say I showed up...that's the important thing, right??!!

But how can we build relationships if we are not engaged? 

Living this life...Mother teaching daughter...daughter teaching daughter

 How can we learn from each other if we don't communicate? 

They climbed to the top together...sharing experience

 How can we love without touch, life sharing sacrifice? 

Son learns from Father when the Father reaches out

                    1 John 3:18 NLT  
Dear Children, let's not merely say that we love each other; let us show the truth by our actions.

                     1 Thessalonians 2:8,12 NLT 
8. We loved you so much that we shared with you not only God's Good News but our own lives, too.12. We pleaded with you, encouraged you, and urged you to live your lives in a way that God would consider worthy.  For he called you to share in his Kingdom and glory. 

We are called to live this life together.  Learning from each other, imitating each other, growing in God's grace together.  

Waiting on each other till everyone makes it to the top

We are responsible for each other.  We can no longer fly under the radar when lives are at stake.  When others need us to show up and impart our wisdom and love.  It's a burden but it's not too heavy.  For we have such good examples in scripture and in others.  We all have someone who showed up and loved us through it.  We need to be that for someone else.  

                   2 Corinthians 3:12 NLT 
Since this new way gives us such confidence, we can be very bold.

Be the leader that you are called to be.  This isn't just for bosses, pastors, church leaders...this is for all.  

I don't really want to fly under the radar.  I want to soar, bringing others with me, knowing I will one day leave a legacy of leadership for those I leave behind.

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