I’m NOT in charge, but I made a Splash, 01AUG – #721

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I’m NOT in charge, but I made a Splash, 01AUG

I stood up at my company’s managers meeting and extolled the importance of participation in our company carnival,  which is today, I encouraged involvement and reminded all of them, 60 plus people, that I was excited about knowing every one of them because we ARE family… I tried so hard to not be emotional about it, but that’s OK, because they all know me, and they knew what my message was going to be an emotional appeal as soon as I walked up there.

If anything, I bet some were amazed or even embarrassed for me to risk emotion for the sake of a dunk tank event, but just like sliding off the seat to splash into the water, once you are in motion there’s nothing you can do but to continue – and yes, you can even appreciate the opportunity… I appreciated this opportunity, I had no fear for God was PUSHING ME just like He pushed the plunger of life and SPLASH I was in the tank.

No one else in that room could or would have the history that I do to extol participation for fun and crucially for team building. It was me. See, even though it could be considered someone else’s job to motivate our people, God picked me.

I appreciate also, that I am no longer in charge of this event.  I used to be, now there is a team. I show up and I do work very hard, but it’s not my job to command anything.  I try to see where work needs to be done and do it.

NOT being in charge is humbling, but it’s OK!!! Actually it’s GOOD. Actually this is EXACTLY what my Dad’s advice has been – when you see a need, work it… then get others involved,  step back and let them go with it, you’ve done a good thing… you increased engagement and leadership…

Not in charge… but ever present…

And, that’s a life message too.  I’m humbled to say that I am not in charge of my life. I thought I was, and I participate FULLY, but now I realize that God is in charge.

We walk thru life and if we are knowing of our spiritual connectedness, then we know God has us as a piece of His puzzle.  If we give up our hopes and dreams of being the boss of our destiny, we find His ways are above ours. His plan for us beyond our wildest dreams. His salvation as our safety net? I mean we even get to cheat death… Doesn’t that make you relieved? God’s got this.

My comfort zone is now not very comfortable anymore. How about yours? Does God push us out of our comfort zones? You bet. I can’t rest on my laurels. I cannot be a slacker. I can rest assured (and be assured of rest) but I cannot be idle. I fear the Lord enough to know that He needs me and is going to work me until He doesn’t.  I best show up.

I’m NOT in charge, it’s humbling, but it’s OK!!! Actually, it’s GOOD. Actually, this is EXACTLY what my Lord’s advice has been – when you see a need, work it… then get others involved, step back and let them go with it, you’ve done a good thing… you increased engagement and leadership… You are building the Kingdom…

God is in charge. God will handle things big picture regardless of my abilities, efforts, or lack thereof.  If I don’t accept my role, He will find someone else to do the job (Ask Moses and Joshua). I will appreciate too that I got an extra day to dodge a bullet and extol the reasons to find joy in our journey… I get to extol His greatness and His power and that He is my boss above all earthly bosses. He has taken the pressure off…

I used to be the boss of today, I’m not anymore, but I expect that God will work me hard today. I best show up. I best wear good shoes. I best come ready to hear what my ultimate boss is needing me to do to achieve His goal.  I best be His…

Smile, it’s God’s Carnival!

Find Joy in the Journey…

God picked you!

Make a SPLASH!

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