Leadership Reflections: Ordained Relationships

Not everyone will understand your journey. That’s fine. It’s not their journey to make sense of. It’s yours.- Zero Dean

The first time I heard this quote and it really caused me to go into deep reflection. For the most part, I agree; however, I would like to make a statement that I think would be fitting for this era and the issues that we face as a nation. For example, fatherlessness is an issue that is dear to my heart for many reasons to include my personal experience until I discovered the existence of my heavenly Father! Circumstances surrounding my birth and arrival were quite adverse and complex for me to fully understand at such a young age and at times I did feel as if no one understood me. As a result, I would remain silent about certain concerns that I had which only resulted in a reservoir of unresolved anger and very disruptive behavior while at home only. I think my parents viewed their decisions as part of their journey but failed to recognize that I was also included along with my other siblings. With this in mind, I would suggest that it’s important to know that not everyone will understand but some people can relate and provide wisdom and direction. The key is to learn how to recognize whom God has sent into your life and the purpose they serve.  Soliciting wisdom from individuals that you know have your best interest at heart can save you from continuing a cycle that was present in the previous generation such as alcoholism, violence, poor stewardship, and unhealthy relationships to name a few.

 

Mr. Lenoris Daniels

Mr. Personhood