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Ordinary people. Lets go

Its been very busy over the past months for me as a husband, father of four and as someone in full time ministry. When I get a few minutes, I read, or when I travel to one of my Paraguayan locations, I read. I have been reading the book Made in America by Sam Walton. Most of us have walked into a Wal-Mart store and walked out happy with a deal we found. The story is inspiring to say the least.

Wal-Mart was not a major chain back in the sixties. It took decades of hard work, risk and vision to build one of the largest retail stores in America. I am impressed with Sam's down to earth approach and eagerness to build something great as an ordinary person.

Sam writes:  It is a story about entrepreneurship, and risk, and hard work, and knowing where you want to go and being willing to do what it takes to get there. . . But I think more than anything it proves there is absolutely no limit to what plain, ordinary working people can accomplish if they are given the opportunity and the incentive to do their best. Because that s how Wal-Mart became Wal-Mart, ordinary people joined together to accomplish extraordinary things.

When Jesus said to his disciples just before leaving the earth, Go and make disciples in all the nations, starting locally in Jerusalem, then move into the ends of the world, I don't think they understood the scope of the mission. They saw themselves as weak and ordinary, until they were empowered by the Holy Spirit. They embraced their calling and moved forward. The world has never been the same since.

Whether in the world of business or in the kingdom of God, we should continue believing that any one of us can, and will accomplish that for what we have been created. Ordinary people, lets go.


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