Friday, December 05, 2008

Who Cares if the Ducks Aren't Lined Up?

I read this in a Seth Godin post today:

Getting your ducks in a row is not nearly as powerful as actually doing something with your duck.
Seems way too many people spend way too much time getting their ducks in a row. They say:
"Let me get out of debt, then I'll preach."

"Let me finish college so I'll have a degree to fall back on."

"I need to get married first."

"Let me get the kids raised."
Yet Jesus scolded the fellow who wanted to say goodbye to his folks and the other fellow who wanted to bury his father.

I think God would tell us what He told Israel, "Ye have compassed this mountain long enough: turn you northward. (Deut 2:3)"

You've toyed with sin long enough; make a bearing for righteousness.
You've played the blame-game far too long; take responsibility for your own actions and move on.
You've waited long enough; do something now.
Step out of the nest, stretch your wings and fly.

Let the ducks do what they were designed to do - eat, swim, fly, multiply. Who cares if they're in a row or not?