Chaos is not good, regardless of where your heart is….
People are struggling and they need help, but you still must have order to optimize your effort in the midst of chaos. We are naturally motivated to see a problem and want to fix it. That’s a good thing. If you can take that motivation and filter it into an organized system, an even greater result will occur even among chaotic times.
Bring God into the equation and watch chaos disappear
Over the years, we have seen some of the poorest of the poor trying to survive in the most difficult of conditions. I am haunted by that next person in line that we were not able to serve and help. This image has triggered a life-long passion for us to optimize every resource that God has provided whether that be in personnel, expertise, or money. It is possible to bring people of different cultures, belief systems, etc. together to work towards a common cause. The end result is God allowing miracles to happen before our eyes.
Evil goes where it is allowed to thrive
We are seeing evil rise up in areas around the world and seek to infiltrate into areas where good people have tried to just live their lives. The natural reaction has been for these people to flee to areas considered safe, and yet those seeking to do evil will continue to chase after them. The only way to address evil is to get organized and keep God front and center in the process. There are those with a secular mindset that believe God has no place in a public space….they are flat out wrong! It takes little effort to look at situations where God has been removed from a society to see how the society begins to suffer and evil begin to thrive.
Lean on your faith, get organized, and watch what God will do!
It is important for people of faith to not lose focus, but also understand the need to have a process and plan to execute the delivery of help and God’s love. It can be done, we have been doing it for years and its not easy! There are those that will continue to fight to keep God out of the process and encourage chaos because the fog it creates allows bad to occur unimpeded. Don’t let the compassion for others cloud your judgement and keep you from optimizing the effort to help the less fortunate. You will see in the end that more lives will be impacted in a positive way and God’s presence will create a natural barrier to keep evil at bay.
Sam Smith is an established Branding and Marketing Executive that has spent decades leading multiple international non-profit’s and ministries to record results for operations and service to the world’s poor. He shares his passion at OptimizingMinistry.com