Tuesday, November 24, 2020

From simple idea to serious result

From The Pastor’s Pen – By Brian Horrobin

There’s something absolutely life-transforming about a simple idea with legs on it.

Charlie Munger, the vice-chairman of Berkshire Hathaway and partner of billionaire, Warren Buffet, once said, “Take a simple idea and take it seriously.”

You could start a couch-to-5 k program and improve your cardiovascular health; you could save 10% of your income and watch your savings solidify; and you can make a habit of sending a thank-you note to every person who gives you a gift or brightens your day.

Simple ideas, taken seriously, go places.

Just ask Wes Thompson and Brent Wilken.

These two men, along with a number of other concerned citizens in Chatham-Kent got together and came up with a simple idea: to organize a municipality-wide food collection to stock food banks and help the needy citizens of our community.

These dedicated people took their simple idea seriously and things just took off from there.
In the end there were hundreds of eager volunteers that took part and a whopping 678,200 pounds of food was collected on one day, a new Guinness World Record.

It is my firm conviction that wise ideas come from our wise Creator.

Proverbs 9:10 says, “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom…”

Guess what?

You’ve got some simple ideas, too, that can really grow if you decide to get serious about them.

Don’t think it’s just the big wigs of the world making all the difference.

God has given you a mind that can put forth much innovation and insight.

It won’t happen automatically, though, and you’ll have to sacrifice some of the mindless stuff we sometimes engage in to fill our time.

You may just be sitting on a simple idea that is not far away from making a serious impact on those around you.

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