Leadership is a difficult task. It is not for the faint of heart or the selfish-minded. It's an occupation that constantly requires an individual to sacrifice for the sake of others. That sometimes includes the leader's dream. Luckily, Sam had to learn this early in life. As a leader in ministry, he discovered that pressing forth his vision rather than considering the aspirations of his team was ineffective. "I find more joy in seeing other people fulfill their dreams. They actually become my dream," he admitted. Sam realized that initially he wasn't leading, he was dictating. That type of mentality conflicted with his true passion: community. "I want to see community that looks like family. Everyone comes from a different background and you have to surrender your desires to serve others," he shared joyfully. Sam believes the key to the revival of our nation is family. It's hard to argue against that idea with millennials being one of the most diverse and curious generations to walk the Earth. From my perspective, what is challenging that revival is a lack of empathy. Though emotionally aware, our generation holds tightly to passions and beliefs. And though it is a beautiful thing to love earnestly, a key to love is to listen and consider another's life. Now, it doesn't mean we have to wear and take home someone else's shoes. That's stealing. But, it wouldn't hurt to try them on and see how they fit. For all you know, they may want to try on your shoes, as well.