day 2910: Sourcing

“I, Jesus, have sent my angel to give you this message for the churches. I am both the source of David and the heir to his throne. I am the bright morning star.”

As we are becoming acutely aware with the COVID Vaccines, the ability to “source” is the key to any good supply chain and successful distribution.  There is both skill and and art to being a good sourcing professional.  When we do get reliable and quality sources, we can become very dependent upon them, even to the point of defaulting into single-sourcing.  There is a lot of risk in putting all our eggs in the same basket with one supplier, but whether it is because of familiarity or laziness, too many times we do it.  And, when that source hits a snag or fails, we are stuck and the whole supply and distribution chain collapses.  It pays to pay attention to whom our sources have become.

It’s also risky business in our lives to be dependable on the wrong sources.  This past week I got a chance to interview for the Faith Driven Entrepreneur podcast, Pastor Tony Evans from Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship.  Dr. Evans was explaining to us how important it is to understand where we look for our source for our lives.  He said that we have to be careful about these sources as he described the definition of idolatry: “Any person, place, thing or thought that becomes your source.”  He went on to say that our businesses are not our sources, our businesses and jobs are a resource and provider for our lives and not to be more.  It was a great reminder that we have to constantly consider and evaluate where we are looking as our source.  There is only one source we can count on and that is God.

Reference:  Revelation 22:16 (New Living Translation)

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