Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Stay in Your Lane

Think on this…while working on my upcoming book College Impact (okay that was a shameless plug, but follow me it gets better J) We did as much as we possibly could on our own. My wife and I put in countless hours trying to cross every “t” and dot every “I”. We eventually came to a place where we just couldn’t do anymore. Not that we didn’t try but when you get your hard work sent back 8+ times you begin to get the hint. There are some things that you just can’t and shouldn’t do.

Now, I grew up with a great sense of the “I can’t(s)” There were actually many things that I could do, but told myself I couldn’t. My wife comes from a family where their mantra was, “Why pay somebody else, I can do it myself.” So, we took on this challenge with that mindset. Every time we sent in another draft something was wrong. We eventually had to admit defeat. It was very clear WE WERE NOT ABLE TO DO IT. We had to get a professional. We discovered that there was a reason people got paid to do what we were screwing up.

Here is the truth; you can’t do everything. No matter how gifted you are there are some things in which you will need to let someone else do. That is how God designed us. The bible says, “Once the commitment is clear, you do what you can, not what you can't.” I Corinthians 8:11 You could save a lot of time and money by staying in your lane. Do what you can do, and let someone else do the rest…Just a thought.

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