I feel confident that God approves of order but I'm beginning to wonder if we give too much credit to the organization. Every organization fights to remain a living active body and not simply an idea that used to work. I can understand organizational pressure but I feel the tension when the organization asks more of me than I ask of it. I think everyone feels that from all types of different organizations. People feel that tension at their place of employment. People feel that tension from their kid's sports team. People feel that tension from the charity they volunteer for. The tension is real and it exists and the misplacement can happen to any organization. How do we navigate this as leaders? The moment we begin to make decisions that serve the organization over serving the people of the organization we lose blessing. The blessing we lose is that of the people who's hands are dirty with the most work. They begin to become paycheck to paycheck (or project to project, or commitment to commitment) instead of calling to passion. That's the reason that people are there in the first place for any organization, they are called to it.
Serve the people, serve the organization. Serve the organization, kill the calling and passion of its' people.