I think there’s always times in our lives when we want to take it to the next level. It could be sports to eating habits; from our social life to our devotional life. I don’t know if it comes from seeing other people who excell at certain areas or we see the lack of ability when we look in the mirror! But I know we can all identify times when we’ve pulled it together and willed to pick the pace up.

I’m happy to say that I encountered one of those times recently! Yay! Being a team leader has been outstanding. Being a team leader has been a stretching experience at times. Being a team leader has brought my strengths. Being a team leader has relentlessly exposed my weaknesses. And I can honestly say that it’s been an breathtaking ride so far.

From team meetings to individual meetings. From time management to daily efficiency there has been a page turned. I am so thankful to the man directly above me, Sonny. And more thankful to the man above us all, Big Papa!

I am so thankful to God for His amazing grace during this time. It’s like that marathon runner that grabs a drink from a by-stander during the race. More than hydration, the drink gives him an energy to keep going and pushing harder. Thats what I’ve felt like God has done for me. As I am running and trying to finish strong; He has held out His hand and given me the energy and grace needed for completion.