So I've started asking questions like: Who has the right to speak into my life? Who knows my sins, weaknesses and bad habits and then has the love and courage to confront me? Do I even welcome that sort of "push back" in my relationships?
I'm now learning to seek out these kinds of relationships—relationships based on fierce honesty, tender trust, and committed love. And relationships like this don't just benefit me. I'm also learning how important it is for me to model an approachable, welcoming, God-dependent style of leadership, rather than an arrogant, invulnerable and self-sufficient style of leadership.