Tom De Vries recently shared with me a learning he picked up at a Leadership Network conference… the five realities that leaders simultaneously function within: What Was, What Is, What Could Be, What Should Be, What Will Be

  • What Was: This is your history, what happened, your roots.
  • What Is: Your current reality, whether you like it or not.
  • What Could Be: Multiple possibilities for the future.
  • What Should Be: Value judgments based on your beliefs, biblical mandates such as justice or caring for the poor.
  • What Will Be: This is what you’re determining to actually do by God’s grace– the reality you’re moving forward according to God’s direction.

What are each of these realities for you?