Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Concentrate! Do your work!

In a recent training, the author of Training for Trainers (T4T) reminded all of us "Concentrate!  Do your work!"  It reminds me of Paul in 2 Tim 4:5 when he writes to his disciple Timothy, "But you, keep your head in all situations, endure hardship, do the work of an evangelist, discharge all the duties of your ministry."

It is easy to be distracted from our primary responsibility as Jesus' disciples - to make more disciples!  We can easily get busy with meetings, structural issues, strategy discussions, relational conflicts, family issues and church activities.  Our time and energy goes toward these things and we no longer do what is actually our main calling. 

How much time each month do you devote to sharing Jesus with others?  Is it 5% of your time? 10%? 30%?  How much time I focus on the Lost whether in prayer for them, in building relationships with them or sharing good news (in word or deed) significantly reflects how much I actually value Lost people.  Its easy to say that we are passionate about reaching those who don't know Christ, but does our behavior and time management reflect this?

I'm challenged in my daily personal life (other ministry responsibilities aside!) to create space for what is important to me and what I truly feel Jesus has called and commanded me to do. Reach Lost people! The harvest is ripe.  Lets make time in our lives to go and bring it in!

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