Trucks are built solid. On a dirt road, you can easily drive from 30 to 60 miles per hour. On a paved road, a truck could top out at 100 mph. Trucks are built to last and do plenty of work, day in and day out.
At the 2018 XP-Seminar, David Fletcher gave a keynote on Start Your Engines: Maximizing Speed for Business Brain or Pastoral Heart. The imagery was from Soapbox Racers, Trucks and Speed Racers.
Only one Person was super gifted at both Business Brain and Pastoral Heart. Read the parables to see how sharp Jesus is. Since you are not Jesus, chances are 100% that you are strong in either Business Brain or Pastoral Heart—but not both.
Are you a Spiritual Truck in your Business Brain or in your Pastoral Heart?
We all have areas where we can carry a full load of work and thrive.
With either a Pastoral Heart or Business Brain, we can handle a rough road.
A problem occurs when we want everyone else to be a truck.
The Pastoral Heart
You care deeply for people. You want to counsel, coach and mentor others. You want to be with them in their challenges, hurts and pain. You are a naturally-gifted shepherd.
I will give you shepherds after My own heart, who will lead you with knowledge and understanding.
Jeremiah 3:15 NIV®
The Business Brain
You have strong overseeing abilities. You want to bring organizational security and grow the church. Money is a tool to be well invested in strategic ministry. You want others to maximize their skills. You are a naturally-gifted organizational leader.
But choose from the people capable men, God-fearing, men of truth, those who hate bribes, and put them over the people.
Exodus 18:21 Net Bible®