At the end of the day, one of the main things I want said about me is that I was authentic…I want it said that I lived in reality and that my life helped people out of their psychosis and into the world in which God meant us to live.
So, can you take a second to do the hard thing?
Can you really think about this question? Are you ready?
Why do you do what you do?
(And I’m not talking about job titles here.)
Now, if you’re a good Christian, you might say something like “for the glory of God.” That’s probably not what I’m looking for out of you…but, if for some reason, that is your true answer, than you are either a liar or I want to set-up a time with you in a mentor/mentee relationship. The truth is, that on my good days I would say that too, and probably mean it. But I’m not asking for that.
What about on your bad days?
What about on the days you are unsure about yourself? Why do you do what you do then? I have been the way I am, and doing what I do (and I’m still not talking job titles here) in one way or another for a long time. In my worst days of faith, and in my best days, I have done my deal and been driven. And, to be authentic and honest, it wasn’t all for the glory of God. It was for That Thing. That Thing that drives me.
What is That Thing that drives you?
We are going to spend a lot of time on this blog talking about ways to be effective. We are going to talk about tons of different ways to make your ministry and yourself better. But, central to all of our discussion, is this idea.
You have to figure out what That Thing is for you and replace it, more often, with “for the Glory of God”.
That should be the focus of your quiet time. That should be the center of your sanctification. That needs to be your personal journey and your quest. And if you can’t totally explain it…Welcome to our journey.