I was recently reading a leadership article that said the number one trait all great leaders learn to
embrace is discomfort.
Just what I want to embrace! NOT!
It made me laugh at myself as I look at the lengths at which I'm willing to go to avoid discomfort many times. It certainly doesn't come naturally to desire discomfort, but I can understand how it could become easier if you 'lean into it' as the article says.
If I would just immediately confront and lay it out there (kindly of course), when I KNOW a volunteer would be a better fit in another area of ministry than my department - it would allow them to be successful in an area they are truly gifted for!
If I would face the discipline of consistently eating well and exercising- I would have more stamina and be much stronger.
If I faced a tough job immediately with no delay it would be behind me before I knew it.
I could list one thing after another - you get the point.
God talks extensively about testing and trials and the maturity that can be accomplished no other way, so I guess it's time to face it. Life isn't a bed of roses and the best things, the most enduring things come at a cost.
It costs me my comfort, a cost worth paying.