Our vision for every child, life in all its fullness
Our prayer for every heart, the will to make it so
This is the vision statement for WV, place where I am working. For the longest time, I understood the first part of it, but never quite understand the 2nd part. "the will to make it so.. how and why do we need to pray for it?
I think this is perhaps one of the biggest lessons in real life. That knowing all the textbook knowledge, being good at what one does, etc, sometimes is not enough, there is a BIG political mountain to be pushed and it is very important to be able to influence this process.
Watching the passing of the health care bill has been fascinating. I know there are no real consequences to me but the amount of politics involved to get to this point has been staggering. The "stick", "carrot", emotional blackmail, logical arguments... for everyone person who wants this, at least another would be against it...
How hard it is to stick to a course of action. So much easier to pander and let it slide. When a supervisor shoots down an idea, or when the senior management asks for reworking the 20th time... It takes a lot of will to want to look at it again,to mke the necessary changes. It almost feels like hitting one's head on the wall...
I am reminded about Romans and how suffering produces perseverance, which produces character and finaly the will of God. I am also reminded about God not being slow in keeping his promises.
The will to make it so, while it is much easier to give up on life, give up on the difficult things around, i pray that i will continue to have the tenacity to make things happen..
(Blogging in the midst of studying for exams, packing my little room and working... all this while being sick!)