Are you a copycat?
I know, right? Strange question. Let me explain.
I love this Scripture from Ephesians 3:10: “To the intent that now the manifold wisdom of God might be made known by the church to the principalities and powers in the heavenly places.”
God is not one-dimensional—He is "manifold." By divine design, He’s created each individual to display and manifest an authentic aspect of who He is to the world. Our organizations should be unique, creative expressions of who He is, so the world around us can get to know Him.
Yet so many times, we are merely copycats of others: we choose the easy route by finding someone else who has a measure of success, and modeling our organization after them in an attempt to attain greatness. We look at big organizations and try to be become like them.
I know it's tempting to copy ideas, models, and approaches based on...