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Saturday, April 20, 2013

Reds in Service of Greens

Over the past several years I have had the privilege of supporting friends in their ministries.  That help has ranged from helping with computer and website issues to evaluation of ministries and ministry personnel.  Your One Degree is the ministry with which I have been most involved outside of Entrusting Truth.  One of the reasons is the investment in time and counsel, which I will never be able to repay, Dave Jewitt, founder of Your One Degree, made into my life and the start of this ministry.
If you are familiar with Your One Degree – if not you can find out more here – you will know about reds, yellows, and greens:

  • Reds – activities that you do – you may even be gifted at doing – that suck the life out of you
  • Yellows – activities that you do, again at which you may excel, that do not suck the life out of you nor do they energize you.
  • Greens – activities that you can do and do well that not only energize you but you can do all day and not get tired.

Most of us will find that our lives become full of yellows and reds thus pushing greens out of our experience.

I said that to say this – most of what I do to help Dave falls into my greens (drivers) which are – study, imagine, connect, and change.  For the past year Dave has asked me to help him train One Degree coaches, that is a green – the assignment engages all of my drivers.  We are on the second iteration of that project.  This weekend I am working through the material that will be presented to the men next weekend.  It is tedious red work for me.  It is serving a really high green.

The point of all of this is that sometimes in order to serve our Lord and our Lord’s servants, we need to do things that do not necessarily align with our gifts and drivers.  We may have an opportunity to serve outside in a red talent that supports a green end.

Regardless, we should serve.

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