Lord of Loose Ends
When we say, “I am at loose ends” we are really saying that our life is not in control. Insecurities, being anxious, generally drives us tighten our grip. That is a dangerous spot. The Lord never intended for us to be in control. The more we give away control of our time, talent and treasure, the more the Lord can multiply the impact of our lives. Jesus is our example. He had the margin to be interrupted by anyone. He owned nothing for Himself.
It is the Lord alone that has the authority to take charge of our lives. We are not our own. We are bought with a price. It is a power struggle. We want to exercise our will and manipulate God to achieve our goals and control people and organize circumstances for our convenience. The Lord does not engage us at that level.
Instead, He asks us to do something that we cannot do without the power of the Holy Spirit by faith. For without faith, without risking something for God, it is impossible to please Him. It is a risky business not to please Him. It is a risky business not to risk something for God.
Prayerfully engage God in something big. Something you cannot do on your own. See if he is not good to multiply your efforts, 30, 60, 100X, maybe by 5000. For indeed we have a big God.
Founder; Chief Innovation Officer
Nelson projects himself as the generic Evangelical baby-boomer. Born in 1946, he was raised in NJ in a Christian family. He holds an MS degree in Chemical Engineering and served in positions of R&D in American industry for 33 years. Nelson is an inventor and has formal training in methods of creative problem-solving. In 1976 he was city co-chairman of a Here’s Life America Campaign in CT. He was a founding elder at Walnut Hill Community Church in Bethel, CT (1982) and served in many leadership capacities of what is now one of the largest Evangelical churches in New England. In 1998 Nelson founded the Finishers Project, now MissionNext. The initial launch was in the form of Finishers Forums. Soon after a web presence was created as a connecting tool. Nelson also serves as an on-line missionary with Global Media Outreach. Locally he attends a Torah study and is chairman of the sewer commission to work with the unchurched.