This started out as "field research" on the markets' position and thought process on two New Shirt Designs that I created (more like forced into my heart, but I guess thats better than being swallowed by a whale! ). The question that I have been asking that has been so very polarizing is: “is it more correct to say.... "me plus God.......unstoppable" or is it more correct to say "God plus me....... unstoppable"?
Even pastors whom have been in the game (game of saving souls) for years, when posed with this question chose one or the other statement from very different viewpoints. That is to say... there were no definitive answers to which statement was more right. This was very enlightening, because it identified the way people processed information. It also highlighted perhaps how conditioned we all have become to a certain degree or maybe just where we are in our walk. The subject matter actually deals with, and questions, “what thing would make you unstoppable?” and then interjects and or implies an order for which the interviewee has to choose from. Initially, I thought that this theatrical treatment would have been heavily one sided because of the altruistic position "God" but it was the furthest thing from it. I found that some while believing that God is first in everything, dissect the sentence structure of the two choices and chose to answer the question of “what makes me unstoppable”. While however, the other side of the demographic sought to speak to the divine order and respect for Gods position i.e. “first giving honor to God”. I noticed that irrespective of the subject matter in the sentence structure, grammatically speaking, some were seemingly hard wired to respond irregardless of context of the sentence structure. To some degree it appeared that the interviewee dear not think otherwise unless they would see themselves as being disrespectful to God. Thus, further supporting the polarization of points but hopefully not a people.
The final discovery that was pressed upon my heart and mind or perhaps my heart’s mind, divinely speaking of course...is that, this initial pursuit of market data, really had nothing to do with the possible sale of a T-Shirt idea. Rather, it unearthed something more meaningful, more organic and perhaps more ministerial. I am still grappling with the ministerial part. I know it sounds a bit cliché, but God is still dealing with me on that!
Anyway, I hope this project, this “ministry”, brings us, you and me to cross paths one day, so that we too could have an open, meaningful discussion about our heavenly Father. Thank You and please share this if you are led to do so...