And, because it is where I primarily operate, I am seeing this in the business world but I have to think it exists in other circles as well.
Increasingly, I am finding myself meeting with people who think big – people who want to change lives, change communities, change the world and build the new Kingdom. Again, exciting stuff!
But then I start to think about money – how will things be funded? And that tends to stymie some of my thinking at least. It tends to put ideas from the “Let’s get going!” mindset to the “Someday something will happen and we will have the resources to do that” mindset.
But I was thinking yesterday and reminded myself just how wrong that is to take something that is from and of God and reduce it to a question of resources. Acts 1:8 says “But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you.” In the original text, the word “dunamis” was used for “power”. And, in Greek, “dunamis” translates to “dynamite”. No lack of resources can overshadow the presence of dynamite!
Hopefully you’re seeing the same thing I am seeing with people re-focusing their lives on others and on God’s Kingdom. Let’s, all of us, remember that the lack of resources is not something to hold us back. When the Spirit is there, it brings dynamite power. And that is all that is needed.
With God’s dynamite power, we can indeed change lives and communities and the world. We can do exactly what God calls us to do – prepare His Kingdom.