Julie grew up in a Protestant stream of the faith, but she was perennially restless, looking for more, but she didn’t know what “more” looked like.
In young adulthood, God took her far from home and introduced Himself to her through a spiritual giant who was speaking on land that has significant positive history. She came back from that encounter with God significantly impacted and massively energized.
Next stop was commuting out of Chaim to another city where God was doing a work. She was excited to be in a community where the life of God was flowing and served joyously for a season, learning to steward the grace of God.
Eventually God sent her to a church in Chaim where she served sturdily in leadership, even though there was an aggravating level of fear of man among the leadership, until God released her from that assignment.
For some time, she has been tracking with SLG but is not currently engaged with a brick and mortar church.
We looked at the fruit of her journey.
She has been through a lot of pain on a lot of fronts and still manages to get up one more time and go back into the battle even though the fruit is not commensurate with the effort she invests.
Translation: the principle for the Teacher is Responsibility and she is in very high numbers on the responsibility side of the duality. Perhaps a bit lacking in pursuit of her rights, but certainly erring on the better side of the duality considering the nature of the city.
-She is a father
This is not just a desire. It is a reality. She has invested thousands of hours finding people’s treasures, motivating them to unpack them and coaching them in the process.
-She specializes in male worship
While she has been an official worship leader in the traditional female worship model, her design is for male worship which brings her the greatest fulfillment. She is drawn to celebrating God’s immensity, not His gifts to us.
-She is biased toward holiness
While she is no stranger to love, she knows that real love flows out of holiness and the tolerance of unholiness that is generally called love is not love in her eyes.
-A passion for her family
She has fought long and hard for the redemption of her generations past, as well as to lay a solid foundation in this life time for the future generations.
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There are many other qualities we could address, but these seem to be the areas that are rooted in design and have also been unpacked.
In building strategy, it is important to focus on the overlay of the two. Many times we have a component of design that is known, but not developed. We also commonly have many skills that were highly developed by the vicissitudes of life, but they are not rooted in design.
It is where design has been developed that we have the power to engage, endure and prevail.
So far, nothing from this skill set shouts as being the obvious starting point for a city reaching, highly asymmetrical strategy.
For now, having done due diligence on the city and the Noble Subject, we will step back and work the Rubik’s Cube for a while until some clarity comes. Well meaning, inept strategies do not take cities.
Copyright September 2015 by Arthur Burk
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