A Reason to Sing

by Karen Hughes on August 2, 2020

If you find your days more challenging than usual, and the chaos of your life is on a hamster wheel of emotions, you need a “reason to sing”.

Perhaps you are looking for leadership where you feel there is none. STOP. (we are all fumbling our way through this.)

Maybe you are looking for consistency amid the instability. Listen to these words and hear this song. (click to listen)

“A Reason to Sing”

When I’m overcome by fear
And I hate everything I know
If this waiting lasts forever
I’m afraid I might let go

“Reason to Sing” -All Sons and Daughters

Leadership can feel daunting, especially when there is no roadmap. A sermon from Andy Stanley recently made me reflect on the meaning of leadership, and how we might consider it in these trying times.

Leadership is stewardship.

The careful and responsible management of something entrusted to one’s care.

-Webster’s Dictionary

It can be difficult to think of others when we are focused on keeping ourselves safe from harm. It’s easy to isolate, criticize and complain, but it only serves you.

You need a reason to sing. The lyrics in the Song “A Reason to Sing” feel very real right now.

In extraordinary times we look to others who have been there to show us the way.  We have no history, nothing to fall back on. What do you do?  What can you do?

Whether we are a member of a family, lead a team, in a relationship or are in service to the community, we all have the opportunity to be in stewardship.

Opportunities to be in Stewardship

Look for opportunities for stewardship (serve others).  If you are homeschooling, how can you support your student’s path towards a positive day.

  • Serve the Community.  What are the most prevalent needs this week?  Are there food pantries that need support?
  • Serve the Isolated. Do you know an elderly person that is alone? Could you reach out and call or write them a letter?
  • Serve the Family. Find someone in your family. Focus on someone or something outside of yourself. It will lift you up and carry you through this week.

All things are temporary

Remember, all things are temporary. Sometimes the easiest way to manage through the difficulty is by looking to support the needs of others. Be a steward. These times will not last. Hold fast to that truth.

This week, I hope you’ll find a reason to sing and seek someone to serve.

Be Well, Stay Safe and Thrive!

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