Being in Sync-using Two Hands (a #micropost)
I have a short post to share with you today, what I’ll call a #micropost. This thought was generated while I worked out this morning at the San Destin Hilton on the beautiful shores of the Gulf of Mexico just east of Destin, Florida. It seems I have spent more than my allotted time in Florida this fall, but I will not complain. There are much, much worse places to be at this time of year.
The thought I am sharing was generated by a song made famous by the Christian Group “Jars of Clay”. If you know Jars of Clay, you will know this song. If you do not know them, then you should. They have produced some great songs and they do a wonderful job of spreading God’s word.
Here are some clips from the song that I will elaborate on:
I use one hand to pull you closer
The other to push you away
If I had two hands doing the same thing
Lifted high, lifted high
I have a broken disposition
I'm a liar who thirsts for the truth
And while I ache for faith to hold me
I need to feel the scars and see the proof
The line that begins with “If I had two hands doing the same thing” is the part of this that really caught my attention. So often in my life I end up having multiple priorities, being spread out among many clients and many projects. In these cases I have two hands, but they are not always operating in sync. Even on a more specific level, we often don’t have our intentions in sync with our actions. Our motives should totally reflect our heart and our interest in either serving ourselves or serving others, hopefully others first.
Would it not be nice to have a world where we as people, as coworkers, as neighbors, had our hands doing the same thing, headed in the same direction, lifted high to serve others and to give thanks? Just think what ramifications this might have in how work gets done. Is anyone in Washington reading this?
I have to go for now, but think about this:
What can you do today to get your two hands working in the same direction?
How can you get the hands of others to work in concert with yours or vice versa?
What an impact we/you can make if you accomplish this!
Have a great day and a blessed weekend!