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Minority Rules

24 May

We have grown up believing that the majority rules.  Where there are the largest numbers, that group of people is able to sway and hold more power of the minority.  This is only partially true.

I would state that where there is a committed minority (or majority), anything is possible, especially in todays’ world.  But, all too often, the minority actually rules.

Think about it.  In the news, many times the things that get coverage are small and irrelevant.  Harold Camping predicted the end of the world this last Saturday.  Even though he and his followers are an extremely small portion of “Christians”, the news gave him extensive coverage.  This minority group had the opportunity to give a false representation of who the majority of Christ following believers truly are.

Now, my goal is not to talk about Harold Camping or the end of the world.  Enough people have done that.  A friend of mine, Josh Ogaldez, wrote his own post.  You can check it out here

The goal of my post today is not to talk about culture at large, but about each of us individually.  What I want you to see is that in much of our lives, minority rules!

We could have 10 positive things and 1 negative thing happen to us, yet we focus only on the negative. Minority rules.

We could score 30 points in a basketball game, yet only focus on the three pointer that we missed. Minority rules.

We could have amazing relationships with people who love us, but we only focus on the few things they do wrong. Minority rules.

We could have great vision and ideas for the future, but allow ourselves to get stuck on the small details of life, never realizing our greatest dreams. Minority rules.

We could have incredible relationships with people, yet allow one hater to steal our joy. Minority rules.

We do this over and over and over again. 

We allow the SMALL things to steal the place of the BIG things that God has for us.

So, my encouragement to you today is this: Get the small things out of the way!

Ignore them. Destroy them. Forget them. Resist them. Do whatever you need to do so that you waste no more energy on those things.

Look forward, see the future, walk ahead in the abundance that God has for you.  Philippians 4:8 says, “Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.”

Will you allow the majority to rule today?

Resource tip: If you want to grow more in this concept, it is important to attach everything you do to vision.  Read this post to find out how!

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Posted by on May 24, 2011 in Life, Uncategorized

 

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