It occurred to me late last night, that's it's hard to be effective if you aren't already moving...
One can't be diligent at doing nothing.
Technically, they can, but there are many names for that and it's usually not something for which people praise and applaud your efforts.
Being effective means being in motion.
Then, I awake this morning as I'm getting ready to write, I read writer Jeff Groins latest blog post.
On being stuck in life and decision-making, he writes;
"What will matter is that you acted, that you made a contribution, and that you decided to do something.
Or that you didn't."
He goes on to share what his friend calls the bicycle principle.
"It's easier to make changes in life once you are moving... isn't it interesting that failure usually happens not when we move too quickly, but too slowly?"
So, a simple message, on simple diligence.
If I may use my own experience... consider Bring Me 70?
God's helping daily to bring fresh content and a fresh perspective and I'm bringing to the table, that now with some 400+ daily prayers, there's no turning around. I have to keep going and be diligent in continuing the work.
So, pray with me, this #effectiveSunday for churches that are stuck. May they begin to pray anew and seek the face of God in greater ways. Pray they begin to start to move in directions that honor God, yet may provide greater insight into where they are to go and when they are to move. Pray for creativity; focus and energy as the Holy Spirit leads and directs. Pray a fresh element of stepping out in faith and that as they do, God would work the miraculous in the midst.
May we be found faithful;
In that whatever we do,
We do as unto the Lord.
For His glory and honor.
Just a man, attempting to fulfill God's plan. Husband, Dad, Dreamer. Blogger.