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Be an Architect
So on the first day of the seventh month Ezra the priest brought the Law before the assembly, which was made up of men and women and all who were able to understand. Nehemiah 8:2
It’s hard to get anything great built if you’re determined to go it alone. We all need a team around us to achieve anything. However, it’s impossible to work well with others if you can’t give good, clear direction. A guy called Ed Rowell once said “A dream is a better future in need of an architect who will show others how to make it a reality,” which hits the nail on the head. Dreams and plans are great (when they’re from God), but they’re of no use if you can’t explain them out of your head and into the ears of others. That’s why you need to be an architect. You need to be able to take your vision and draw it out, clearly, for others to understand it. If you can only communicate your dream to those helping you in a wishy-washy way, you’ll get wishy-washy support. People don’t give their best to something they can’t figure out. If people don’t have an in-focus goal to stare at, they’ll wander off course. 1 Corinthians 14:40 instructs us to “let all things be done decently and in order.” That means that when we are ordered and clear in our approach to making our dreams and visions reality, God approves. So not only will people help you more, God will be behind you, helping you towards the goal.
Heavenly Father, help me take what You have given and be an architect for You in sharing it with others to complete. In Jesus’ Name, Amen