J-Lay

"Should've Been A Cowboy"

Monday, August 08, 2005

Outside Of The Norm

when i think of churches and the leadership within i think of people that are way older than myself. people who meet the age requirement to serve as president. i am 40 days away from still being a decade shy of such a requirement. yet i have spent the last year as a leader and budget team member of my church. it feels surreal to me when i take the time to think about it. really, how many churches out there would fathom appointing a 24 year old to take care of their budget or act on a leadership team? i do realize that is was more of of necessity and the lack of the older generation. seeing as our church is mostly comprised of people 20-32. i have done my best to serve my church honestly and honorably, and i am flattered that i was appointed to serve in such a position so early in my life.

on another leadership note. i have been the coach of my church's softball team going on 4 years now. i started coaching right when i turned 21 and will be relinquishing my title as i turn 25. like a lot of things in life, my coaching has ran it's course. in order to pursue my career as a financial advisor i need to free up more of my time, and a repercussion of this is letting someone else take reigns of the team. young maa, carter, has hinted towards taking the reigns following my announcement at our last game. Ironically he is just turning 21. maybe this is a tradition in the making. i have found over the last 4 years that softball isn't as much fun when you have to managed the team, but if i could rewind my life and do it over again i would. for this was part of my development as a leader.

believe it or not coaching softball has been the most stressful thing in my life during 2005, and i feel blessed that it was the most stressful thing . i know most people have quite a bit more on their stress plate than i do.

here's to all the leaders out there,the opportunities i've had to develop as a leader and to the development of our future leaders.

4 Comments:

At 8/08/2005 1:06 PM, Blogger JMH said...

Here's to a church that recognizes God's gifts don't always come in 50 year old packages...and if Carter's in charge, you need not worry...he was quit the Field of Dreams fan in his day.

 
At 8/08/2005 1:07 PM, Blogger JMH said...

stupid typo...*quite the Field of Dreams fan in his day.

 
At 8/08/2005 2:36 PM, Blogger MOL Junior said...

you're a great leader whether you're officially in that role or not, j-lay. viva la leading by example!

 
At 8/09/2005 8:36 PM, Blogger The Cynical Tyrant said...

if the youngun won't do it, one of the elder team members will take over.

meaning, me. the old tyrant.

 

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