I ran accros this little leadership saying in Dallas Willard’s The Divine Conspiracy that says:
“Your system is perfectly designed to yield the results you are getting.”
This got me thinking. What if we changed a few of the words to say the following possibilities:
- Your gospel is perfectly designed to yield the fruit you are getting.
- Your church is perfectly designed to yield the gospel-outcome you are getting.
- Your life is perfectly designed to yield the results you are getting.
Of course, too much can be made of results (after all, the results of Jesus ministry with the twelve looked like a failing endeavor at times). But if we started to look at the fruit, gospel-outcomes, results, etc… would that change anything about the way we strive to participate in God’s mission?