REFLECTION: The devil is not in the details. I’ve heard a few preachers preach that the devil is in the details. That’s a great alliteration, but quite frankly that’s all it is. Truth be told, the blessing is in the details. The more you know the more you realize what you don’t know, and the more you don’t know the less equipped you are to achieve your goal. Could it be that God has designed us in such a way that we have a limited capacity? Therefore all that is to be known is impossible to know so we must work with others to get the job done. You see even though we cant know everything we can know what we need to know and partner up with someone who knows what we need to know. Today I learned that the two of the most vital aspects of an effective movement are valid research and significant relationships. Nobody would’ve ever known Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. had a dream if he never woke up to the reality and addressed it strategically. Now we are living, benefiting, and existing in his dream. This isn’t because he was a great speaker; it was because he learned the details and created the relationships that would help him reorganize them.
-Josiah D. Lawhorn