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Friday, February 10, 2012

Staying Ahead

Kodak is an iconic American company just like Kleenex and Coke. For nearly 100 years it was synonymous with photography. In 1975 Kodak invented digital photography, but they decided that the old technology of using film cameras was good enough. They were making lots of money. Why change? Recently the Eastman Kodak company filed for bankruptcy. They let their competition take their idea and they never caught up.

This is a great lesson in that we sometimes we must stop something while it is successful. In order change to something new and more successful before the old model declines and dies. We can begin what God wants us to do before something stops working.

Wisdom from Proverbs 19:21 tells us, Many are the plans in a person’s heart, but it is the LORD’s purpose that prevails.

I (or we’ve) never done it that way before are the dying words of many people and churches. God is always doing a new thing! Are you following His plan?

Be wise today and always – be about God’s purposes.