PREPARE YOURSELF FOR THE PROCESS
"And when the devil had ended all the temptation, he departed from him for a season. And Jesus returned in the power of the Spirit into Galilee: and there went out a fame of him through all the region round about." Luke 4:13-14 KJV
To successfully lead in any capacity we must be mentally, physically, and spiritually prepared. After he was baptized, Jesus was led by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted of the devil. He emerged in the power of the Spirit after 40 days of fasting and a confrontation with the devil.
We must prepare ourselves for the wilderness of transition by fasting, praying, and seeking the face of God for wisdom and direction. In the season of change we will face opposition, obstacles, and negative opinions. There will be highs and lows, ups and downs, victories and defeats. Prepare yourself to endure the rigors of leading through transition.
“And when he had sent the multitudes away, he went up into a mountain apart to pray: and when the evening was come, he was there alone.” Matthew 14:23 KJV
QUESTION: How are you preparing yourself for the next level of your leadership?