What will it take to master the challenge of multiplying disciples and churches?
Nathan Shank keeps reminding me, to keep doing the right things day after day. That’s more important than looking at the scoreboard.
Or as Troy Cooper would say, “You’ve gotta do the reps.” Keep looking for people of peace, keep praying, keep sharing the gospel.
Do the right things every day.
Some wisdom from Anthony F Smith, a business writer:
People have paid me a lot of money over the years to answer the following question for them: How do I become a great Leader? I will often answer them with the following questions:
Q: How do you become a great parent?
A: Do great parenting, day in, day out, over a sustained period of time.
Q: How do you become a great consultant?
A: Do great consulting, day in, day out, etc.
So, how do you become a great Leader? You guessed it, do great Leadership, day in, day out, over a sustained period of time!
Malcolm Gladwell called it the 10,000 hour rule. To master any field of human endeavour, you need to get 10,000 hours of practice.
The best time to get that experience was ten years ago.The second best time is today.
Do something today. Pray for a need. Share your story. Help a new disciple identify the people they need to share with. Gather five people and start training them. Find a friend and go out and look for a person of peace.
Add your obedience to God’s promises.