“Pray expectantly that God will lead you-- even if it means that you will take 'the lower seat' in terms of your own ego and agenda...”
What a great quote. This one came from one of my surveys, and was part of the impetus behind one of the big ideas I mentioned earlier: humility and submission about the placement process. This process is simultaneously humbling and self-aggrandizing, and the reminder that we are not “all that” but for the honor God gives us is an important thing to reflect on throughout the process (and, for that matter, throughout life and ministry).
This was not a major focus of the survey on the front-end, but it emerged as a theme nevertheless. I'm glad it did.