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Leading a movement
The leaders we usually credit with ‘starting’ a movement are usually those who put a voice to an energy that’s already in motion – a change that’s already afoot.
And they do it in a way that catalyzes others to join that movement.
But are they the leader OF a movement? I don’t really think so.
Are they leaders IN a movement? Absolutely.
We often hear this rhetoric about ‘starting a movement’ or being a movement maker.
But that’s not actually how movements occur.
Real movements address a deep hunger in this world – a hunger that is palpable, that we collectively feel, and is actively growing, looking for expression.
You very well may feel called to be a leader in a movement – to spark others around the thing you see and are called to stand up, step out, and give voice to.
But when people think, “I’m going to start a movement” the follow-up thought is probably, “How the hell am I gonna do that? Aren’t movements really big? Where do I start?”
When you acknowledge you can be a leader IN a movement, you can start right where you are.
And when you speak to both what’s been and what wants to become, you become a leader in a movement…
Whether you are aware that it’s a movement or not.
So attend to a hunger in the world that you’re called to address and give voice to!
And remember, you wouldn’t be called if you weren’t equipped!
Speak out my friend. Speak out.