Saturday, January 20, 2007

Pioneers vs. Adopters

Seacoast Church has added an "internet campus." You can check out their new site here. They are the second church to try this experiment ( was the first) and I will be interested to see how this one turns out.

Pioneers don't always get credit for an idea until the next wave of adopters implement it. A lot of products we're all familiar with have been around for a long time. Someone pioneered the idea, but adopters made it famous. I think God wants us all to be pioneers but we're too content to be adopters because it's a whole lot easier.

You have probably heard the old adage "it's better to try and fail then to have never tried at all." Is that true of your life? If not, what's holding you back? Fear? Pride? I am really working through some personal challenges God is asking me to tackle. It's never easy to look back on your life and find the patterns of contentment (which is not always bad) when God is asking you to do so much more. Contentment is a Godly character, but it is a source of self when contentment is derived from laziness.

What are you content with that God is asking you to take a risk and be a pioneer? But maybe the bigger question is, what are you going to do about it?

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