Monday, January 15, 2007

Where are you deployed?

I was reading a note from a pastor regarding a member of his staff moving on (you can read it HERE)and he posed the above question. This really resonates with me for several reasons:

  • We have a tendancy to think that whatever "project" we are working on at the time is most important and the center of the universe; God is way bigger than that!
  • Assignments change from time to time. We need to be mindful of how our lives are like Esther's - "for such a time... "
  • the King doesn't always grant our requests for a change or not to change - we cannot see the big picture.
  • no matter what assignment has been given to us, we should do it full hearted. A great MLK quote on his B-day:
    If a man is called to be a street sweeper he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted, or Beethoven composed music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry. He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause to say, "There lived a great street sweeper who did his job well."

There are even more applications to this short note than I have time to think through at the moment but I wanted to write about these before I let them slip away.

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