I feel like I'm getting to a place in my life where I am embracing the process of developing character. The reason for this is probably because I am finally seeing the benefits of the process. Most people that know me would tell you that I am one of those people who are inclined toward taking the lead, yet in this season of life I have had to defer some of the control over to others. Having to do this has taught me more humility, patience, and even how to support other people even when I think they need more development in leadership. Sometimes it's painful to lead quietly rather than loudly, to influence from the bottom up rather that the top down. Yet it is neccesary to be all that more effective as a leader. A wise man once said that God uses one season to prepare you for the next. Those words couldn't be truer.