by Ron Noecker
It’s pretty easy to try too hard to prove myself. Learning that my caring heart and the unique gifts I bring have value is not always an easy task. I’m not good at everything, and embracing this fact with humility and confidence can make a big difference in becoming a team player. I know that offering proper care to those who are in need will require the gifts of many good people along with myself.
I want to be the kind of leader that values the members of my team by helping them to identify the unique gifts they bring to the caregiving. That will mean I have to notice the good things they do and encourage them to embrace them. We all have to do things that we may not feel the most qualified for but becoming part of a team environment where people know their strengths and support each other in leaning into their gifts makes for a delightful experience of offering service.
My life has value. I have to know that inside, and though I may fail, nothing can change that. Being a force that helps others know this as well is a way for me to know more deeply what I have to offer.
Love Eternal, awaken in me a more profound acceptance of my value. No longer trying to prove my abilities incessantly, give me the grace to walk with confidence as I care for the lives of those around me. Secure in the value of every person, help me to embrace my gifts with a willingness to share them with others. AMEN.
ACTION: List the particular gifts you bring to helping others. Look for the gifts in others this week. Share your findings with them. Ask them if they value what they bring to the team.
Learn more about the above photo by Kendall Draeger below. Our thanks to Kendall for his use in this series called, “Leadership.” Credit is given for the influence provided in “Dare to Lead” by Brené Brown in these reflections. Learn more at BreneBrown.com.