I was watching a slideshow predicting which jobs won’t exist in the future and which jobs will be the hot ticket. It doesn’t look good for coal miners. It looks promising for climate scientists. I didn’t see it on any list, but it seems to me that a good field to go into would be thought leadership. Good ideas are always needed, and good thinkers are in short supply.
Archimedes was an early Greek thought leader who lived a couple hundred years before Jesus. He was a mathematician, engineer, physicist, inventor, and astronomer. He said, “Give me a long enough lever and a place to stand and I could move the earth.” Thought leaders know more than a little about a lot of things, and they see what you could accomplish if you put the pieces together. They thoroughly enjoy the moment of discovery. When Archimedes first realized there was this thing called buoyancy, it’s said he ran naked from his overflowing bathtub and was heard to say, “Eureka!” (“I found it!”).
Thought leaders are products of a well-rounded education. May every classroom be a think tank. Pray God would raise up new generations of thought leaders who can improve our churches, our schools, our government, our medical outcomes, and our download speeds. We know he can do it because his heaven is higher than our earth. His ways are higher than our ways. And his thoughts are higher than our thoughts (Isaiah 55:9).