Is your work remarkable or predictable? I don’t mean your role or position at your church. I mean is the job you are doing, or the team you are leading…is it performing at a level that is remarkable, outstanding and extraordinary, or is it predictable, bland and stale?
I don’t journal everyday, but I tend to in times of stress. Looking back in my journal I was reminded of a season when I felt like my work, and our team’s work had become predictable. It’s been over a year since I worked through this, but I felt like, as a team, we were too steady, too routine and I was not sensing the same high level of group creativity we had been experiencing. My journal features a doodle of a chrome counter bell. The kind a waitress rings to notify the short-order cook of a new ticket. “Order up!” is written next to the bell. I wondered, “what was wrong with our team?” Under the sketch is this statement and question I asked God: