One of the most amazing things about God is that He can interact with us in such a discrete way.
I was flying my kite one day. I do that when I need to free my mind. I was reflecting about ministry and what my role of leadership would be about. A month later, I was to take a position as a pastor of Village Church. I felt reassured by God’s presence in my life, and at the same time, the responsibility of leading a congregation was putting pressure on my self-confidence. Do I have what it takes? Is God really calling me to serve Him this way?
As I was flying the kite, I was mentally shouting to the Lord: “what do you want from me?”
That’s when God gave me a picture to define my role as a leader. Leading a church is like flying a kite. The leader has the power to pull the strings of the kite and influence the church to move up and down, back and forth, straight or in circles.
Yet the leader cannot fly the kite if there is no wind. In fact, it is very important that a leader sense where the wind is blowing before launching the kite in the air. In that sense, the wind is like the vision God has for the church.
The only way our churches can fly high is to listen and sense what direction God is blowing his vision. The primary role of a leader is not to pull strings, but to sense the direction of the wind.
It might sound silly to some of you, in a way it is. However, I love the way God comes into our world to inspire our lives, if we only listen… God is alive!