I was in a fight today. I knew what I was supposed to do and I was afraid to do it. I was in a discussion with God about whether I should do what He wanted me to do–say something a little hard to someone I love. I knew it was for his good. I was just afraid.

Finally, I started. I did what my wife calls a “softness sandwich” I started by telling him how I feel about him. I said what I needed to say and that was it. I didn’t chicken out. I did what I was asked to do and it worked out and I felt great.

I pray I can remember that feeling next time. I really do want to do what’s right. Sometimes, I just can’t.

My pastor’s right. Leading is almost always hard. You just have to get your “want-to” up.