Apr
27
2009

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tribesFor the last 14 day’s a group of people have been participating in group blog about Tribes, a book by Seth Godin. The idea was put out by Church Crunch and so far has been excellent. I have enjoyed reading the book and have recommended it to a few people, but this blogging project has made it even more exciting as we are hearing the opinions and thoughts of each other on how to walk out the ideas that Seth is putting forth in the book. My post date is on the 29th of April, but since I will be traveling I am posting now.

I am posting on pages 70-76. Seth has been talking about change and how to bring it. The statement that he says on page 70 is one that I have heard for a long time, but it was used to do what you wanted, in a selfish way, not in a way that leads others. The statement is “change isn’t made by asking permission. Change is made by asking forgiveness, later.” In a way Seth is giving permission to step out, be a heretic and not just walk the same path and make the same decisions as those who have gone before us. I  love this because I am one of those people who doesn’t like to just do things the way they have always been done,  like to try something different.

Seth talks about faith as well. He talks about how we shouldn’t be afraid to fail, but to step out in faith in the things we want to see happen in out lives. Step out in faith and make things happen that are worth fighting for. I remember when I first joined Youth With A Mission (YWAM), I truly believed that this was what God had for me, I had faith. The thing is that not many other people had faith with me. I didn’t have any money, I owed money, I had never really travelled and the program started in a month. People told me to wait till the next school, they talked to me about better ways to use money than on this sudden YWAM trip, they figured that if it was from God that I could just go later, but for me, I knew that it was something I needed to do. I knew that I didn’t want to just stay at home like the rest of my friends or family, I believed and had faith against all lack of faith that this needed to happen now. 14 years later I am still working with YWAM, still striving to go forward with the ideas and  plans that I feel God is giving me.

My question to us is “what things have you stepped out in that were against all odds (great Phil Collins song by the way)? Things that had not been done, things that maybe had been tried before by others and failed, but you stepped in and went for it. Also what are the things that you have backed out on out of fear and pressure from others, things that you look back on now and wish you had went forward with? I pray that we would start living out lives without regret. Start moving in the things that we believe in. That we would no longer do nothing out of fear of being judged or failure, but that we would start stepping out in faith and start being heretics and  shakers.

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