September 8, 2010

It's been 6 days...

It's been 6 days since I have posted last. Wow, guess that's what happens when you don't prioritize blogging! There have been many things that I have been learning in the last 6 days. Here are some highlights:

1. Ministry is about People not Programs
I've known this for a long while now, but it's really beginning to come to fruition. If you think that you're getting into this thing to create some cool program. Get a different job. People are freaking sweet and deserve much more than just a program. Sure, programs can help people recognize some of the things that they need, but that's the extent of it. I don't want to be known as being the guy that helped create some sweet programs that everybody wanted to go to and yet nobody changed.

2. Legacy is Lived not Manufactured
Last Friday, I went to a funeral. It was fantastic. Long, but freaking fantastic. The coolest thing for me spurred out of the message and conversation that I was part of afterwards. It centered on "What is our Legacy?" After seeing the funeral and the size of the family and those that shared and their involvement in the family and the people that this man touched, it was made clear to me that you can't just plan out your legacy. God kind of presents you with opportunities and we just have to go with it. Legacy is Lived not Manufactured.

3. You Better Check Yourself Before You Wreck Yourself
This is a stupid comment from a stupid movie, but there is a bunch of truth in it that surpasses many things that we consider standards in our culture. At the very moment that we think we have something "down" or "mastered," we better watch it because right around the corner is coming a time when you fall flat on your face. Whether it is in your spiritual disciplines or even your job, you better check cause you just might be in a wreck!

Just a few thoughts from the past week!

What do you think about any of these? What have your lessons been the past few weeks?

1 comment:

Shelley said...

Thanks for your kind words about our grandpa. It was long, but freaking fantastic.