First off, I’ve never been able to follow someone because they told me to. I’ve only been able to follow others because I trusted them. Their character and integrity were a light that shone the way. It was their example, as well as their gently but honest encouragement that inspired me to follow.
When I think of the leaders in my life, past and present, I am so grateful for them. I am so grateful for the experiences they have left imprinted on my mind and in my soul. I am grateful for the responsibility they have taken in their lives to be a walking, living, breathing example of truth and character in my life. I am so grateful for these people whose light shone, and still shine, amidst the darkness, and help me to see my own potential as a daughter of God.