I have been really exploring away to really breakout to do what God has really designed me for. In this process I began to reflect on my life and ended up focusing on my transition from Broadcast Media to Non-Profit Ministry.
The one thing I had trouble with, not really trouble with, more like trouble understanding was the lack of organization or structure in this new direction. I didn’t understand why an organization would not have policy or procedure, let alone clearly define job descriptions. I had internal resistance to the change, but after a few months things evened out and I realized the world is over structured or over organized. I realized the lines are squidgy for a reason. In time I rediscovered my true self, someone who enjoys running free with no fences. I many ways, I traded in my suit and IBM in for Birkenstocks and a MAC; which were my staples in college. Now I’m not saying we don’t need organization or structure, because we do but we don’t need it a unhealthy levels.
From my experience tight organizational barriers restrict growth, innovation, creativity, uniqueness, and individuality. The stifling causes inner-resistance and almost puts a governor on your dreams and desires. In many ways, it’s like baking cookies well past the edible phase and into hard rock that were once great cookie dough. At that point they are not good for anything, except for skeet shooting or a tasty paper weight. I tend to want to be half baked, or even better yet I want to be a fruitcake and stay in touch with my insanity.
I think we need more fruitcakes in this world and less bakers!