Tuesday, August 4, 2009
A Frustrated Agenda or A Pile of ….Increase
Pro 14:4 Where no oxen are, the crib is clean: but much increase is by the strength of the ox.
Have you ever thought about how agendas overlap? Just concerning your life, God has an agenda, the devil has one, your spouse, your kids, your pastor, they all have an agenda. Oh, and you may just have one of your own!!!
Those who are happiest in life are people whose agendas are flexible. Picture a stubborn, strong-willed child who has to have things their way, or, ain't no one going to be happy. I even know a few pastors like that. :<)
The fact is that, if there were no opposition to our will, no challenges to our agenda, not a whole lot of worthwhile productivity would ever be accomplished.
How can I put this delicately? If you have cows, you are going to have to put up with some cow dung (increase). Cows make messes, but they also make cheese. They leave stuff that you might step in, but they also provide steaks. You may have to clean out the stall, but a glass of cold chocolate milk makes it worthwhile.
And so it is with our bosses who frustrate us so, but, "thank you for the paycheck!" Our kids can sure cause some chaos, but the love they give is worth it all. Teachers hand out assignments which cramp our style, but the diploma sure helps when we are job hunting.
Learn to let your agenda bent a bit today, that stuff you step in may just mean something very productive on the horizon.