Embracing The Complex Things

Embrace and equip yourself for the chaos and complexities of life. You are not doing yourself any favours by avoiding things that look complicated. When you desire to do great things in life, and serve your God and watch at the highest levels, you must get comfortable with complexity. Your world is not as simple as it seems. When you probe beneath the societal or business problems you want to solve, you would discover that the issues are more complicated than they look. Whoever avoids complexity is a coward and will never amount to much in life. It is cowardice to hope someone else would step up and solve the problems. If you are a true watchman tasked with steering us towards a better future, get comfortable with complexity.

One of the biggest mistakes that has been made by the church is making God simple. In our quest to make God accessible to all, we oversimplified God. There is a mainstream idea that things of God are simple. It is all “yea and amen”. People seem to have forgotten that there is a shallow side to God and a deep side as well. A watchman must navigate away from the shallow end and get into deeper waters. The International Standard Version (ISV) of the Bible renders Job 11:7 as “Can you search through God’s complex things? Can you uncover the limits of the Almighty?”

James Clear wrote, “To simplify before you understand the details is ignorance. To simplify after you understand the details is genius”. A popular maxim says, “everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler”. Your goal is to embrace knowledge and learn everything you can about the matters of your watch and mission in life. You can only solve problems and genuinely make things simple after you have developed your mind to comprehend and make sense of complex things. If your mind cannot handle the complexities of life, you will never find a place at the highest levels of life.

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