Sometimes in our lives we travel along roads that are all too unfamiliar to us. Then, when we get to the proverbial fork in the road, must make a decision about which way to go.
I feel that I have been traveling towards a fork in the road, and all I have seen is the ability to turn either right or left. But, what if I decided to create my own road. Where would it lead? Would I be happy with the results? How would I even know?
Although it is not a requirement of my doctoral program I thought I might want to take a few moments to reflect on my journey. The root of Organizational Leadership is founded on principles of self-leadership and mastery. I am not a perfect person, nor do I think I can ever become such. But I can decide to be better. This power to change does not come from fancy over-priced text books, self-help classes, or intriguing emotionally charged movies. Rather the power to change comes from Christ. It is through Him that all things are possible.
I don't know how I will make the journey. There are so many unanswered questions - where will the money come from to pay tuition, books, and travel; or how will my family survive a seemingly absent parent figure (not to mention Becky's own educational journey). All I know is that I have faith. Faith that we will survive - no, not survive. We will flourish, grow, and become who our Father in Heaven wants us to be. As long as we push forward unceasingly with a perfect brightness of hope.
I do have hope. Hope for a better future. Hope that all things are possible. And trust that the journey will be well worth the price.