***This post first appeared on the Orange Leadership Blog on 26 March 2015. You can read it here.
As a ministry leader, one of the questions that you must consistently ask yourself is: In what direction am I moving?
Recently, a good friend and I headed for the waters of Santa Cruz, California, to surf. On this particular day, the swell came from the South and brought us a steady supply of beautiful, tight sets - great waves for novice and experienced surfers, alike! My friend and I positioned ourselves into the line-up, alongside of several dozen other guys out there, and patiently waited for our turn. It seemed like every wave perfectly crested with ease, and we agreed that days like this one rarely come along.