Monday, August 11, 2008

Ideas and actions

For those of you who don't know me, I am very much an idea person. You give me some basic information, and challenge me to come with some long-term ideas, guiding principles, and the like, and I can take a few days and give so wonderful thoughts. Where I struggle is in taking the intermediate steps to get from where I am right now to those points. This is a part of why we need each other to function. Some people can organize to reach those steps, but have difficulty dreaming forward with ideas. There's nothing wrong with either one, it's that we are created to live in community with others, and we are intended to balance out one another's weaknesses and strengths.

It's much like sailing a ship. You have a lookout high up, seeing far ahead, you have a captain and navigator with charts and then you have people manning the tiller (controls the rudder), setting the sails, scrubbing the deck, and everything else. Each role is crucial, and the captain and the navigator would do well not to get frustrated. There are winds you must wait for, (and a Biblical insight here, the word for Spirit and wind are the same in Hebrew and Greek, the two main languages of Scripture) tides to count on, and the slow change effected by the rudder. It will always take time to accomplish long-term success. (Yes, I know, why else is it long-term!) It will be worth the trip, but it will just take time.

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