'...we will go on now to other things.' Hebrews 6:3 TLB
The world needs all kinds of people to work. Pioneers - those who move things forward; and settlers - those who keep things going. Pioneers bring initiative and ideas; settlers bring stability and order.Henry Ford said, 'I'm looking for people with an infinite capacity for not knowing what can't be done.' In 1920, Robert Millikan, Physics Nobel Prize winner, said, 'There is no likelihood that man will ever tap the power of the atom.' In 1943, Thomas Watson, Chairman of IBM, said, 'I think there is a world market for no more than five computers.' Wow! Rather than being concerned about what our most gifted people will come up with next, our greatest fear should be that they won't be given the chance to do it. We mustn't allow our policies and procedures to stifle God-given vision! The Bible's full of non-conformists like Deborah, Elijah, Esther and Paul who challenged the established order, refused to settle for less than God's best, and left us an example to follow. Want to encourage our pioneers? Give them a longer tether; they need space to soar. Put them in charge of something they can really 'own.' Listen to their ideas and give them time to grow. Leave them to explore their ideas and allow them to blossom.Settlers are so important, but without pioneers the world would go no further. So what now? So, are you a pioneer or a settler? Whichever you are, know that you need each other. Pioneers, find a settler to help make your dreams a reality. Settlers, find a pioneer to be inspired by.
Soulfood: 2 Kings 4:42-44, Mark 6:30-44