A key to the presence-driven life and presence-driven leadership is, simply, let God lead, and follow. This is easy to understand, hard to do, counter-controlling, and rare to find. This is because so many cannot handle the uncertainty and unknowing that is required (faith and trust).
This is crucial, because unless the Lord leads, we are going in vain, building in vain, doing in vain, speaking in vain.
Let go and let God. "Let go"... of what? Control! "Let God"... do what? Lead! Get your hands off the wheel and let God steer the ship.
Thomas Merton understood this. he wrote:
"This is my big aim—to put everything else aside. I do not want to create merely for and by myself a new life and a new world, but I want God to create them in and through me. This is central and fundamental... I must lead a new life and a new world must come into being. But not by my plans and my agitation. (Merton, A Year with Thomas Merton, Kindle Locations 4356-4359)
I am nearing completion of my coming book Leading the Presence-Driven Church.
My first book is Praying: Reflections on 40 Years of Solitary Conversations with God.