Why Tension? Great quote from Catalyst Conference website

Sorry I’ve laid off blogging.  I’ll get back to it.

I saw this today as I was getting ready for Catalyst East in Atlanta, Ga on October 6-8th.  It reminded me of what God is calling us through and to.

We don’t lead from the safety of the fringe.
We take up residence in the fray.

Where change is happening
Where change is necessary.

There we find ourselves in a unique tug-of-war
between what was, what is, and what could be.

We are faced with the reality
that we are the catalyst in the moment.

A tension ensues between ambitions and fears.

We are tempted to bail on our goals
but discover that under pressure
our vision becomes remarkably crystallized.

A hundred voices attempt to sway us.
And we find we must lean into God with a faith
deeper than we have ever known.

Change happens in the very place where many leaders
flinch, fear, and fail.

The tension we resist is actually by design.
It tests us, it tries us,
It conforms us to His image.

The tension is necessary.
The tension makes us strong.
The tension is good.

Hope you find this as helpful as I did.

Just a thought…

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