I have learned that in launch season of your own personal life, you should not be quick to title seasons or days with words that leave you locked in. When it comes to people on a team, do not be quick to hand out titles for the sake of describing a job function in launch season. The same in your own personal life, do not title your season, or define your days by the roles that you have to play, especially as you are evolving.
Launching a church, we went from having 18 staff and 400 hundred volunteers to our family, then another girl joined our launch team, then a few couples, then another guy, and then a team of brave-hearted pioneers that moved across the hemisphere to launch with us.
If we titled ourselves according to our season in a country where you could not get a decent job if you did not speak French, then the call centre our team was working at, or the factory that one of our team still works at now, after selling his very successful electrician business in Australia; or the 1am mornings that I do nearly every night to get this launch off the ground (with many others who work those crazy hours), then i would be labelling myself and my season as ‘exhausted’, hard work, doing jobs that I know someone else needs to rise up to do but being willing to do them all.
Plus titles or lables, they lock you in when all you need to be in this season is EVERYTHING TO EVERYONE AT EVERY MOMENT!
Go all in.
Don’t hold back
You’re not going to come up short.
Don’t be afraid—you’re not going to be embarrassed.
Don’t hold back—you’re not going to come up short.
You’ll forget all about the humiliations of your youth,
and the indignities of being a widow will fade from memory.
For your Maker is your bridegroom,
his name, God-of-the-Angel-Armies!
Your Redeemer is The Holy of Israel,
called on and known as God of the whole earth
A season with no titles, no labels is actually quite liberating. It is also The Lord giving you time to REINVENT YOURSELF. Forget about all your former names.
What would the Lord name you now? Not what position does he want you to carry. But who are you? Let Him ask you those big questions.
We only now, 18 months on since launching have begun to clarify spiritual leadership and other titles in our House. We are glad we waited. Our humanity LOVES titles and rules and regulations. However we did not want to create more law. It would have prohibited everyone carrying at the same level.
Same in your own launch .. bring ALL of who you ARE into it, not just what you DO!