The Power of Ideas: Choose Your Ministry Carefully
|Written by Patrick Morley|
|Monday, August 09 2004 11:00|
Dr. Rod Cooper, the Dean of the Man in the Mirror Faculty, once saw a road sign leading toward Alaska that read, “Choose your rut carefully. You’re going to be in it for a long time.”
Ideas are like that. Ideas are more powerful than labor. Ideas set forces in motion that, once released, can no longer be contained. And once an idea gets “programmed” into our brains, it’s going to be there “for a long time.” Here are some examples...
Ministry time spent on the wrong idea is a huge waste of your potential and God’s plan. Regrettably, a wrong idea can “feel” just as inspiring as a bad idea—we have all had a tingling epiphany we thought was from God go up in smoke. So, before you give 10 or more years of your life to an idea just because it fires your jets, consider….
Let’s suppose it passes. Then what? Patience. Are you willing to wait for your line to open a hole you can run through, or will you try to bust open a play on your own? Even God’s best ideas often take a long time to develop. Don’t take my word for it. Ask Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Moses, David, Isaiah, or Paul. So, choose your idea carefully. You’re going to be in it for a long time.
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