I heard this quote and I thought it was pretty good, so I’m going to write a post about it.
If you ride the wave it will only take you so far but if you find ways to build the wave it will always take you further faster.
So many times in life we get caught riding the momentum instead of building a movement. And once the momentum dies down we are left stranded where the wave came crashing down instead of reaching higher heights and continuing the movement.
If anyone could have ridden the wave of momentum it was the apostle Paul. He came along after the Holy Spirit had showed up on the day of Pentecost, after 3,000 people were saved on one day, and after the church had been established. He could have ridden that momentum as far as it would have taken him, but he didn’t. This is what he writes in Philippians:
Not that I have already attained, or am already perfected; but I press on, that I may lay hold of that for which Christ Jesus has also laid hold of me. Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended; but one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead, I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus. (Philippians 3:12-14 NKJV)
Because Paul wasn’t satisfied with riding the wave he went on to establish 14 churches, write two-thirds of the New Testament, and is probably the most influential person in history outside of Jesus.
If this is what one person could accomplish that wasn’t satisfied with riding the wave. What could happen if a group of people got serious about finding ways to build the wave and create a movement? If one can put a thousand to flight, two can put ten thousand to flight; what kind of wave could be built if a group of people went all in?
No longer settle for riding the wave, but find ways to build the wave and there is no telling how far you will go.