God’s Sovereignty and My Position

For most my adult life I’ve been in senior leadership. During my time at all the churches I’ve been a part of I have either been the senior leader or part of the senior leader’s team. That is like the last 28 years of my life. I’ve been in a part-time role at church for the last year that finds me about three layers of management below the senior level. I have chaffed at that the whole year. I’ve been half-hearted and on the verge of quitting numerous times.
 
A week ago on my morning run I sensed the Lord asking me, "Do you believe I am sovereign?" I said, "yes." He continued, "Do you think then if I wanted you to be a senior leader you would be?" Again, I said, "yes." He said, "Maybe you are where I want you for this season of time to learn how to follow so one day you can lead better!"
 
My eyes were opened and I surrendered to my position and apologized for my being unmanageable as well as half-hearted. I apologized to the young man who I report to at church. Just like that, my repentance brought a new found joy to my role. My whole attitude changed on a dime. I’m excited to serve in my capacity and learn all I can learn. What an amazing thing it is to know the Lord and learn from Him.
 
Scott 
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About Scott Ranck

Enjoying life with my wife Gayle and our Yorkie, Zoe boy. I've come to believe life begins when through brokenness I can embrace it fully and openly. I've learned the human drama is an adventure and all of us are made of the same stuff. The Lord is the only being who knows me fully and he has an individual educational plan of life long learning for me and I'm enrolled. This blog is all about what I'm learning.
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