Life is chaotic without order. We need regular rhythms and structures and just basic organization to thrive. And part of our job is to set in order the things within the realm of our kingdom.
For instance, a ball team is most effective when it’s well organized. And the job of the coach is to set things in order – to define roles, communicate expectations, and provide the support and resources his team needs for success.
It’s not enough that everyone simply wants to play the game. Without clear objectives and roles to play everyone quickly grows frustrated – all dressed up with nowhere to go.
With order, players are better equipped to refine their talents and learn how to work together as a team to accomplish their goals.
And such order is needed throughout our life and relationships.
For example, we’re to bring order to our homes – casting a vision, setting expectations, and helping each member to grow into their potential. This might be through communicating guiding principles, helping define division of labor, or simply establishing regular rhythms of rest, play, and work.
And our work itself is also a way we bring order into the world. Anytime we create, produce, and make sense of the world we’re helping to bring order to it.
Likewise, we might create the space, organize events, or bring a sober truth into our communities as a way to help set it in order as well.
Whatever it looks like, we set things in order by using our strength to step into the chaos and bring out deeper meaning and purpose.
And, like the ballplayers without direction, we allow much heartache and suffering to continue when we don’t do our part to set things in their proper place.
Don’t allow chaos to reign in your domain. Set things in order and allow life to flourish.