There is a space between what is and what can be that can be wrought with confusion, anxiety and discouragement. The sun rises while the moon sets and you don’t know if day is beginning or night is ending. It is in these times of transition that you need to hold your space.
Coming or going? Sometimes a painful experience can catapult us into an orbit not of our own making and we can feel like we are free-falling without a solid place to land. Internal shifts can also feel tenuous, and you know things have changed but you can’t place your finger on what, why or how.
In these times of transition, hold your space. That means, know that you are somewhere, not no where but now here and that you are on solid ground. “The boundary lines have fallen for me in pleasant places”, says the Psalmist in Psalm 16:6…”surely I have a delightful inheritance.” You have lines of safekeeping and protection all around you, and mostly when you feel you are free falling. You are secure and held fast.
As a leader – would you reach out and hold the space for others when they feel they are in a free fall? Are you able to act as a Crucible?…someone who creates a space for those who are being subject to extreme heat and are walking through a place or occasion of severe test or trial? Are you able to hold a safe space for them in the heat until they are ready to move through to the other side?
Jesus became our Crucible through the Cross. He keeps us Righteous though the heat becomes unbearable, and becomes our Protector as well as our constant Intercessor.
Fear dictates that we abdicate our spaces of trial because we think it is the wrong place to be. Audacity means we stay in the heat and be forged and refined for the purpose of transformation of our will, and our character.
Would you be brave and have the audacity to hold the space for others to be transformed in the dark and perilous places? Would you be audacious enough to put yourself in the middle of the heat and stand with them until they are through to the other side? This is the highest calling of audacious leaders. Hold the space. Hold your followers. Make it safe. Create the lines that will allow others to see that their inheritance comes about as a result of having their will surrendered especially in the fire.