Why it is that very capable people do not take more initiative when it comes to things of the Kingdom? Check out this brief video.
Within simple/organic church we can be like those fleas. If we are from a traditional church background, we may have become accustomed to passivity. We have become conditioned not to rock the status quo, not to color outside the lines. We have been trained to follow the lead of someone else, to let others take the risks. It's not just church that has trained us this way. Life has trained us that way. In school we are expected to conform. If we are employees, we have parameters around which we have to perform.
[Please note this is not meant as a criticism of legacy church. Most of us came from this kind of background, and it was how the Lord was leading us to do things at that time.]
Even though within simple/organic church we all now have complete freedom to do whatever it is that God is calling us to, it's often hard to break free from that training. But if we will learn to hear and trust the Holy Spirit, he has all kinds of creative ideas and initiatives for us to involve in. We can all participate actively when we get together, taking a lead as the Holy Spirit directs. We can reach out in missional ways. We can dare to live a 24/7 Kingdom lifestyle in the workplace.
Let's leave the flea circus behind!