Tim Keel’s book, Intuitive Leaderhip is subtitled, Embracing a paradigm of narrative, metaphor and chaos. This subtitle is why I picked up the book. One of the things my Strentgh Finder test (which our staff did) talked about was my intuitive skill at knowing what the right things to do are. For some reason I am often able to discern what the right actions are, but I struggle at explaining my reasoning to others because it is almost an intuitive knowledge to me. It’s like trying to explain to someone why they should jump when there is a loud noise. there’s no reason, it’s just the right thing to do!
To that end, today I will simply provide some quotes that resonate with the past journey I have been on. I figure I am a couple years into this thing and don’t share some of the same frustrations as very young leaders, but I recognize it from my own journey. Also, Alan Roxburgh wrote the introduction, so it’s quite inspirational for people who love Jesus’ girlfriend the way I do (Jesus marries the church at the end of everything…that means we are his girlfriend right now…wrap your head around that…)
>p.10 “He has a strong sense of vocation…called into leadership…but feels stuck and frustrated. His sense is that something is not right…but he doesn’t have the language to give words to his experience…He wants to discover friends and mentors with whom he can partner in this confusing time of transition.”
>p.11 “There is little permission given to leaders to attend to the narratives going on inside themselves.”
p.14 “Let’s see how these narratives and metaphors shaping your life might provide all kinds of clues for the risky ways in which God is calling you to embrace the chaos of our time with hope and expectation.”