Run Run Rudolph
Chuck Berry sang this Christmas Classic song and began with these words Out of all the reindeers you know you're the mastermind! For all you deep thinkers you probably already know where I am going with this, especially at Christmas. Or do you?
First of all, we wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas and a fantastic New Year! As we make new plans, new resolutions, the question arises, who is the mastermind of your plans? That's the obvious, and the hope is that it is God. I remember being in a meeting with an extremely successful businessman and he asked me what my Strategic Plan was? My answer was basically, whatever He says? But I can put to words what he says.
My last instructions from Him were read the Book of Proverbs. The reason, it is filled with wisdom, one thing I have had a shortage of in the past. The mastermind of that? Solomon who had virtually everything, was the architect of many massive structures and deals, and somehow kept 900 wives relatively happy. Now that's a guy whose wisdom we should follow.
So, we could conclude that it is good to follow the ultimate mastermind but also to listen to those that follow Him who have understood this concept so that we too could pass it on to others as the ancient Jewish folks passed on the wisdom of scripture by word of mouth. So to speak, the lead reindeer on God's sled is the Bible which has all the instructions to become a mastermind.
Then, we can run with it with the confidence that no matter what obstacles we would face, He will make those plans succeed. Run Run Rudolph you now know what the plan is, that's why you have that red nose.
Thank you Chuck for reminding us in a strange kind of way!
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Glenn is an ex-Marine Viet Nam vet who is also a recovering alcoholic, clean and sober for 30 years. He has been involved in start up and ongoing recovery ministry at North Atlanta Church and Campus for the last two decades. He has a passion for outreach and to spread the message that the answer to lasting and fulfilling recovery from addiction is in a relationship with Jesus Christ. He and the ATB team are available to assist in your questions or needs on an individual basis and will do so maintaining complete confidentiality. You may e-mail him at email@example.com.