Love this guest post over on Michael Hyatt’s blog about pioneering – so much of what was said rang so true to me – thought it might be worth the look for you as well. Here’s an excerpt of it, head there for the full perspective:
Pioneers hold the end result loosely.We left Southern France before we saw much fruit, but we did recruit a French couple who are now doing amazing work there. They pioneer the kind of work we could never do. In retrospect, we moved overseas simply for their sakes. Of course we didn’t see it that way going in. We were going to do “huge things.” Instead God called us to a series of seemingly small, insignificant things for the sake of an ending only He could dream up. If we had clung to our idea of the end result, we would’ve languished in disillusionment and counted our pioneering as failure.
Pioneers understand there will be opposition. In any new work, there will be folks who naysay. There will be bureaucratic red tape. Even those closest to you won’t understand the “why” of the new work. Beyond that kind of opposition lies spiritual opposition. Pioneers understand that the battles we face have a spiritual dimension and prepare accordingly. They’re not surprised by push-back.
Read the rest here.