I’ve been reflecting recently on a lesson that God has been teaching me. He has been going after this spirit and attitude in me that tramples others in order to complete a task or reach a goal. I desire to see our church be more design-savy, to see people rise up to who they were created to be, to make ministries the best they can be and even to see my workplace operate like a business should.
While those are all good desires, my methods in order to achieve those goals and desires have been sinful at best. God recently said to me:
You desire perfection and completion, but you don’t desire people. You trample and hurt whoever you need to in order to achieve your desire or goal. If you reach your goal but disillusion people (who now will never try or help again) in the process, what have you gained? Nothing. For if you have not love…anything you do is counted as nothing.
I’m trying now to remember people instead of focusing on goals and desires. I now realize that part of the “goal” is to see others reach it with you. I seem to be a slow learner in this issue, but it’s starting to click. All I can think of right now is that I’m so glad God remembers people.