Do we think; really think? A writer friend makes a successful launch on Amazon. And we hear “that’s how to get your book out there.” But you haven’t a clue about Amazon and as one friend told me, “Face it, Brenda. This just isn’t your forte!”
Do we use common sense? Will we take the chance to be different? How will we stand out in a crowd? Will we copy ourselves or each other forever or try for a new thought, a new plan?
For a while, bussing folks to Sunday School was a big church thing. My husband bought a bus for our church planning board. It turned out to have more trouble than it was worth. Then Ron sold the bus to a man who wanted to convert it to a camper. The deal netted the church a few hundred extra dollars. One board member asked if he had any more busses to sell!
Do we listen, really listen for new ideas, do we improvise? Or do we follow our same old tortuous path in the order of service or the way we do communion, or the instruments we play there?
I dare you to think outside the traditional box; the box that says we’ve always done it this way!
What if we got our own best idea and created a new tread?
“Remember not the former things, nor consider the things of old. Behold, I am doing a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert. (Isaiah 43:18-19)