Often many problems in life can be solved if we learn to or have the courage to ask, questions.
I know of many churches that would have a brighter future if the following two questions were asked:
CFO to CEO:
"What happens if we invest in developing people and they leave us?"
CEO to CFO
“What happens if we don't, and they stay?”
When an organization fails to thoroughly train its people in the essentials of whatever business they are operating, they are as one old guy said, “picking up pennies and dropping dollars.” One of the main purposes of becoming a Christian via belief in Christ is to move on to be an effective disciple, meaning having an understanding of and practicing the discipline! This definition pulls back the curtain of dereliction of far too many babes in Christ. Paul said to the people of Galatia, who were wallowing in the quagmire of stunted growth:
“Ye did run well; who did hinder you that ye should not obey the truth?” Gal. 5:7.
In any endeavor, Christian or otherwise, enlisting people is relatively simple, setting their minds and hearts on fire a piece of cake. And then… The rigors of reality set in, inspiration cools off, the will becomes wearing well-doing, and soon the work slows down, little is happening, and an “Out of Business” sign is posted.
The old line strict managers use only sounds mean. It is, in fact, the lifeblood of an effective endeavor. You have heard it:
“Get fired up or get fired!”
Please don’t fuss at me for repeating the above. Here’s who I got it from:
15 "I know your works, that you are neither cold nor hot. I could wish you were cold or hot. 16 "So then, because you are lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will vomit you out of My mouth. Revelation 3:15-16. Jesus Christ is speaking!
Copyright © 2018 Larry Lilly
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