2-Minute Multiplier: Humble but not Helpless
Leadership in a crisis – a situation that overturns the norm, creating new norms that range from fleeting to evermore – requires humility.
Humility because tomorrow’s details are unknown. When yesterday’s normal will return is anyone’s guess. The longer it stays away, the more likely a new normal will take charge.
Humility willingly admits its limitations, especially in prophesying the future.
Lack of facts about the future, however, should never lead to paralysis. Pausing, yes. Pause to consult. Pause to plan and prepare. Pause to lean on those with greater knowledge, broader experience, and perhaps more years. Please do.
But ultimately, humility still acts.
Crises cannot be stopped. They can only be managed. Which requires action.
Humility is not helpless. It is character born of suffering, as Paul says in Romans 5, refined through endurance, and clothed in hope.
Humility adopts not a victim posture but stands tall, willingly leading through to a better future.
Humility is confident, for she follows Jesus. To a cross, but out of a tomb, securely in the grasp of His never-leaving Spirit.