The events that gave rise to this book are not unfamiliar to any person who understands leadership. There is an unusual paradox that most leaders face between blessing and burden. Facilitating vision and leading others toward the fulfillment of their destiny transcends the unrealistic expectations placed on us by others, the brutal schedules that consume our time as well as the inevitable public scrutiny. In 2nd Corinthians 4:1 the Apostle Paul says, "Therefore seeing we have this ministry, as we have received mercy, we faint not." Whatever assignment we undertake in the will of God becomes a ministry regardless of the context it is lived out. There is an assurance of mercy granted to those who are seeking to fulfill their assignment amidst a multitude of challenges.
This book is not written as an admission of misery. Leadership is truly a blessing from God. It is my hope to bring awareness to the loneliness that accompanies leadership. I pray that within each chapter you are able to find solutions that can help you work through loneliness and continue to evolve into the leader God has called you to become.