Did you ever play connect the dots as a child? Did you find the game interesting as you began to see the picture come to life? Now that you are older have you ever helped a young child play the game in return? Wasn’t it exciting to see the child’s face come to life as the picture began to develop before their eyes? Why is it when we work with children that we allow them to figure out the picture for themselves but as we grow older we tend to become impatient and want show our own intellect in describing the picture for our self?
There is an art to teaching and delegating that can inspire others when we learn to sacrifice our self and place the dots in front of the student or employee which will motivate them to figure out the task at hand. Unfortunately many parents, teachers and employers never figure out the meaning of sacrifice and how to inspire growth in other individuals because they become too lazy in dictating instead of teaching.
Due to our lazy human nature or our busy schedules we often give the answers without taking the time to listen and explain for someone to receive them on their own. Spiritually Satan wants us to feel as if we don’t have the time when we really do. For when we take the time to serve others then we are serving God and He will supply us with the time that we need in return.
There is nothing more inspiring than to witness the excitement of someone else connecting the dots as they begin to look within themselves and allow God to develop their picture in life. For when we begin to see the picture that God has before us and recognize the value within the color that we can add is when we discover the inner springs of creativity which come from our Creator in Heaven above…amen
James A. Harrison