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Are You Getting Things Done?

Are You Getting Things Done? January 30, 2018

Retired, but active United Methodist pastor, having served churches in Texas, and missions projects in South America. Consulting with medium and large United Methodist Churches.

Let no one be deluded that a knowledge of the path

can substitute for putting one foot in front of the other.

— Mary Caroline Richards

In my ministry (and life), it seems that most movements of the spirit, the heart, the mind, are connected to a physical movement.  In church, we invite folks to come forward, to raise a hand, to bow a head, to stand, to eat bread and drink wine, to sign up for an experience or a commitment, to sit at our table.

What help is that?  I don’t know the theory, but I know that

the decision is strengthened by some physical movement, some statement, some signature.

The model in discipleship comes from Jesus’ calling of the Galilean disciples.  He said, “Come follow me.”  And “immediately they left their nets and followed Him.”  (Spiritual movement plus physical movement)

In our personal lives with Christ, we grow by “putting one foot in front of the other.”

In leading our flock (business, group), the knowledge about what’s better, is no substitute for doing what’s better.

I like David Allen’s approach in Getting Things Done, “If it can be done in less than two minutes, don’t put it on a “to-do” list–do it!

You have the knowledge; put one foot in front of the other!  Immediately.

Go get something done!  Now!

 

 

Thanks for sharing these moments with me.

Tim

Retired, but active United Methodist pastor, having served churches in Texas, and missions projects in South America. Consulting with medium and large United Methodist Churches.

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