Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Life Lesson

Heard this at Catalyst last October, but just thought about it last night.

Find someone that is 2 or 3 steps ahead of where you are at currently and connect with them to find out how they are thinking (not what they are doing).

I heard this in the context of church/organizational growth. But I'm convinced it is true for your personal life too. You are not a spiritual guru. So find someone that is a couple steps ahead of you in spiritual disciplines like prayer, Bible Reading or leadership and find out what makes them tick.

The key of the above statement though is to pick their brain not mimic their schedule. If role model dude 1 prays for an hour every morning, chances are, I'm not going to be able to simply flip a switch and go from 10 minutes of prayer a day to an hour just because dude does it. But if I learn dude's heart for God, what he thinks and why he values communion with God, then suddenly I have a direction to begin to participate in.

Personal and Organizational fear and autonomy will drive you to the grave. Others have been where you are at. Embrace it and let them teach you how to grow.

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