The common leadership counsel to focus on your strengths is wise, with one important caveat. Your weaknesses must be addressed and brought to an acceptable norm or they will overshadow your strengths. Yes, focus on your strengths, but your weaknesses cannot be so overwhelming as to debilitate your leadership credibility.
What weaknesses or insecurities do you hold up to God as an excuse not to obey and trust? You are saying more about your faith in Him than you are own limitations. The answer to our insecurities isn’t a God who tells us we aren’t what we say we are, but who tells us who He is when we don’t believe that He is.
My question to you is: “Who do you have to help you up when you fall?” I’m not talking about sharpening, I’m talking about supporting you, strengthening you, or even serving you, when you’re unable to serve, strengthen, and support anyone else (including yourself)?
Minor prophets like Jonah, Amos, and Malachi are reminders that leaders must choose how they give difficult news and how to have courage to say the hard things. It’s easier to give good news and be people-pleasers. But the reality is there are times the Lord may challenge you to speak difficult truths and be the bearer of difficult messages.
There is no insecurity in the Son of God. He’s not like us. We subtly beg for compliments, we subversively week affirmation, we passive aggressively look for allies – but not Jesus. Jesus knows what He’s about. And He knows that what He offers is the only thing that truly satisfies.