While sitting at the Langley Harbor on Whidbey Island waiting for my crab pot to fill up I watched the water recede and then refill. I have seen this high tide, low tide sequence repeat itself many times over the years but today it was different. I saw it with new eyes. The pictures reveal the truth about leadership. Sometimes those we lead, and, even ourselves get beached. Call it what you want but the feeling is stuck, immobile, stranded, just like the boat in the picture.
As leaders, when we feel like we are on dry ground and of no use, we often try and manufacture ways to get going. A famous verse we all use for this is 1 Samuel30:6b AMP, “David encouraged and strengthened himself in the Lord his God.” A great reminder for those times we have failed, blown it or otherwise