1. It starts with a human being.
2. They come with a message.
3. This person and message gathers others.
4. With these others, they gain a momentum.
5. This momentum creates a movement.
6. This movement, within itself, develops a management.
However, this management should not take over, but come under the person with the message.
7. If the management takes over, then there will come maintenance.
8. Over time people could create a monument.
However, this monument is a reminder of what was, but now is dead.
9. Unfortunately, sometimes the movement/person/message goes into a morgue.
Let me try to explain that the “morgue” is what I imply by something being dead and simply not continuing. With this concept, the idea is for those who follow the initial person with the message to apply and acknowledge the message to such great detail they eventually become representatives of whatever “momentum/movement” there may be. Even though the initial person may pass away, the message and idea continues with even greater prominence. The Maintenance, Monument, and Morgue “stages” are all factors of something that I consider to be “coasting”. I mean that the same energy and motives are not there as they would be from the beginning.
Be responsible for what you know.
Who or what came to mind as you were reading this concept? Was it a specific person you’ve met first hand, or a concept you’ve heard at a conference?
A main theme from this is that those who don’t invest in others will lose their legacy and future. What sort of influence do you have? Is it positive or negative towards your environment?
1. Maintain Integrity of the message (whatever it may be)
2. Secure the future
3. Make disciples.
Why it doesn’t happen most of the time?
1. Too expensive
2. Time consuming
3. Misconception of authority
4. Negative mentality
5. Too slow. The “instant mindset” ideology.
I was once challenged with “How do you expect to change the world if you’re not changed yourself?”. Then, I was challenged by another saying “Our goal as leaders is to not change people, but to serve and love others.”. How do we expect to give authority unless we haven’t been under any ourselves?
I cannot conclude this message without proclaiming how this whole concept of movements, legacy, and discipling is a Huge message from God for His people. Look at the exhortations and mandates He has given us through the Bible, especially in the New Testament. It’s clearly there in plain words. If you are a Christian, are you doing this?