Allow me to just be transparent for a second, and just say sometimes being a leader is so hard. With all my heart I want to please God, but sometimes in pleasing God I have to displease people. That is hard for me, because I have such a desire to please people, to be respected by them and to have them on board with where I am leading. This is another time in which I feel God is stretching me. There are great decisions that face me in the coming weeks, vision to be cast and steps of faith to be taken.
God give me the courage to follow you, even when the choices that need to be made may not be popular. God help me to hear you clearly, let this be your youth ministry and not my own.