I’ve always been an ideas person. And I think in many ways, it speaks to the numerous privileges and opportunities we all have in our lives. I am certainly an example of someone with abundant privileges and opportunities.
Having said that, I think it lends itself to this theory that I have that we are part of the most over-rated generation in human history – because we have access to so much data, info, resources, modes of communication…but end up doing so little. We tweet, blog, talk, preach, retweet, share, etc…and while I’m not diminishing that the aforementioned things aren’t actions per se but what are the “count the costs” behind our actions? What are our sacrifices?
Or how does that verse go?
Much has been given…and much is to be expected. (Luke 12:48)
Or another way to look at it is that we tend to fall in love with our ideas more than actually doing something with these ideas to honor God, serve our neighbors, and advance the Kingdom and causes of mercy, justice, and compassion.
I recently spoke at a conference called The Idea Camp in Portland, Oregon. My topic was about ideas and the cost of pursuing those ideas. I spoke with Dan Merchant, director of Lord, Save us From Your Followers and the discussion was hosted by Charles Lee, founder of the Idea Camp.
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Ideas are nice but let me leave you this thought:
Ideas are secondary. The person behind the idea is more important than the idea.
And so, it still comes back to you:
- Who are you?
- What are you about?
- What’s your commitment?
- What sacrifices do you need to make?
- What are you doing to live out your dreams, passions, and ideas?