As church leaders we need to be especially aware of this. If we don’t have the patience for long-term goals, we’re less able to lead others as we aim for eternal goals together.
Five years may seem like a long time to keep on track for our goals when we compare it to our fast-paced culture. But in the light of eternity, it’s a drop in the bucket.
So my encouragement to you this year is to slow down, breathe deeply, pray about where you and your church need to be in five years or so (no need for a hard-stop date on it), then make this the year you start.
Starting is not as important as finishing. But starting something you can maintain long-term, then keeping with it? That will get you where you need to go.
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