I’m not coordinated enough to follow along with aerobics videos.
I’m not smart enough to understand how a car works.
I’m not in shape enough to run a 5K.
And I’m not outgoing enough to be comfortable in group settings.
As women we tend to focus on how we’re not enough. We allow ourselves to dwell on our weaknesses and our insecurities and if unchecked, it can actually start to shape our life’s circumstances.
Instead, we need to focus on being all that the girls we lead need in a leader.
All that the girls we lead need in a leader is someone to listen to them.
All that the girls we lead need in a leader is someone to look up to.
All that the girls we lead need in a leader is someone to be consistent in their lives.
All that the girls we lead need in a leader is someone to pray with them and for them.
All that the girls we lead need in a leader is someone to speak truth into their lives and show them Jesus.
When we change our focus from being about us to being about the girls, our “not enoughs” tend to fade away and a new sense of purpose takes over — to be all that those girls need in a leader.
Paul had a revelation from God that can be a great source of encouragement and inspiration for anyone who feels like they are “not enough” when it comes to being a leader to the girls in your small groups:
“’My grace is all you need. My power works best in weakness.’ So now I am glad to boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ can work through me. That’s why I take pleasure in my weaknesses, and in the insults, hardships, persecutions, and troubles that I suffer for Christ. For when I am weak, then I am strong” (2 Corinthians 12:9,10, NLT).
If your weakness is in public speaking, Christ will work through you.
If your weakness is in planning creative lessons or activities, Christ will work through you.
If your weakness is in finding the words to say when a teen girl is going through a tragedy, has made a bad decision, or is struggling with her faith, Christ will work through you.
We in the national Girls Ministries Department thank you for the time and energy you devote to the girls that you lead! May you be blessed and encouraged in your ministry this year!