Rebels in a Settlers’ World

A rebel in a comfortable world is a thorn. The rebel is always restless, unhappy with the status quo, and itching to turn tables on the system. They have too many ideas and want to move too quickly for rational and reasonable people to contend with.

But they are visionaries. They are movers, shakers, and people who dance in the middle of the isle while they rethink the retail business model. They plant the things and climb the mountains and dream of odd contraptions for flying off once they reach the top.

These people — my people — are unique and they want more and more and more out of life because they believe in the impossible.

Rebels take people where they would not otherwise go because they see through a different lense.

The majority looks at rebels as outcasts and sticks them in a box marked, “misunderstood.” But those with the courage to step out are not outcasts, we are apostolic people with a vision for beyond.

“Now these are the gifts Christ gave to the church: the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, and the pastors and teachers.” -Ephesians 4:11, NLT

Apostles are part of the fivefold ministry and while we are wild and out there, we love to spur others on to new things and run into the unknown with total abandon.

We don’t fit in and that’s okay! What’s not okay is a fivefold ministry that only embraces prophets, evangelists, pastors, and teachers. We all need each other for the Kingdom to work effectively, so we must embrace the fullness of the gifts that Jesus gave us.

If we want to go fast, we can go alone. Or we can go together and our Father will take us further than we can imagine.

Rebels are part of the team and they complete the lineup. Don’t you want a full roster?

I do.