What in the world do they have to do with wheat?
In order for any organization to grow, each part of it must have a distinct purpose. And the number one thing that prevents that from happening is our struggle to hold on to personal preference.
That piece you see in the picture looks nice. It appears to be growing, as does more around it. The ONLY way that happened was the fact that at some point, someone let go.
Someone intentionally planted a kernel of it so it could grow. Someone decided to give up "their right" to hold onto their way. Someone chose structure over wishful thinking.
It's the same exact way in our teams.
It's the same exact way with our vision.
It's the same exact way for our potential moving forward.
The moment we "die to personal preference" and submit to systems and structure, we begin to realize the real possibility of multiplication moving forward.
The moment we stop holding onto, "just as it is", is when we will experience the growth we've been looking for.
The moment our hands are free again, is when we'll be able to truly serve again. And that is really the point anyway. Any great team is always serving first, so that they are prepared to bring in the harvest later.
That is what it means to have systems and structure in place. That is what it means to experience order instead of chaos.
That is what it means to let go, so you can grow.
Anything less is just selfish.
Anything less is a set-up for frustration.
Anything less is walking away from your greatest potential.
Don't mail in your future, let go of your wheat.
That is how you multiply your progress,
in a healthy environment.
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Part 4 is coming to a blog near you soon (this one).
Here is what we'll tackle in it...
4. You've got to be able to measure your progress. You must do this so that you know if where you are at this point will help you get to where you are called to go.