I’ve been thinking about incremental progress the last while. I’ve got big things I want to do. Big things seem to happen when there is a lot of passion that supports persistence. What the persistence does is to enable many, many little things. What little things are you doing today?
There’s a point where potential, which is such a wonderful, positive, hopeful word becomes unfulfilled potential. To see someone who had great “potential” live a lesser life than what could have been is incredibly sad. The more potential, the sadder it is. We are all responsible. We’ve been given different amounts of different things. You are responsible. If potential doesn’t become something else, if it stays potential, it automatically becomes unfulfilled potential.
Yep, I been to Asia. I thought about missions. I thought about churches.
I’m trying to get a little something posted here before boarding a flight.
I had some friendly calling and texting with my sort of Baptist friend. No, we didn’t go spiritual, but I do still consider it a success from a contact point of view.
For the education of the week I listened to another one of Allen’s talks. I think this one pertained to evangelism and church planting. One take away was that if you plan on doing a NMBB based church, you should decide very specifically what your ideal ratio of MBB to NMBB.
I am critical of the fact that many Mennonites “believe” in evangelism and don’t do it.
I am one of those Mennonites.
So here’s my repentance. Not the “I’m sorry and will you forgive me so that I feel good again” kind. I mean the kind where I try to change a little bit.
My goal is do two things every week—baby steps if you will.
1. Make an evangelistic contact
2. Learn something about effective evangelism
My initial commitment is for the next several weeks before I go on an international trip.
This week I have one down and one to go, with only one day left. And yes, I plan to share my failures here as well. As with most worthwhile projects, this might not work.
Care to join me?