The Potter’s Hands
In Jeremiah 18 we see a great story depicting how God holds the clay in His hands and sometimes even damages the lump in order to make it into a new vessel, one that is honorable to Him and usable in His service.
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When we train leaders and disciplemakers, we started giving them this list of the “Be”attitudes of Disciplemaking. Undoubtedly it will change over the years. Things will be added, maybe things will be taken away. It isn’t an exhaustive list, just some things to think about. I hope it is helpful.
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When I was in college I learned something that has stuck with me ever since. It's called the Peter Principle. It was developed by a fellow named Laurence J. Peter. In simple terms, his theory states that people tend to rise to the level of their incompetence. You could say it another way:
People are often promoted one level higher than they are capable of performing.
When they built our house eight years ago, I remember being fascinated by the bricklayers. There was an absurdly beautiful and oddly choreographed dance of productivity. No one even had to speak, they just moved. I am still in awe of their ability to put up a wall in so short a time span.
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