Thursday, November 15, 2012

Best Practices

I am finishing Andy Stanley's new book, Deep & Wide, and gaining tremendous insights from his wisdom. Towards the end of the book he writes about how NorthPoint always asks questions about what they do. The big question is, "What's the best way to __________." It's an exercise in evaluating what you are doing & how to do it better. Even though the book was applied to the church, it stirred thoughts for other parts of life as well.

What's the best way to:
  • be a committed Christian that engages community without absorbing the culture
  • lead my family without allowing my personal agenda to be the driving force
  • influence leaders
  • increase financial generosity
  • develop the best God-led path for my children to follow
  • encourage people to volunteer in ministry
  • help people see their need for Christ
  • to prepare for God's future calling on my life while working diligently in the present
  • be involved in our community in ways that are deeper than only meeting physical needs
  • stay clear minded & self-controlled
  • live a life that leaves a legacy worth following
The hard part isn't asking the question--it's the strategy of follow through that comes with the answer.

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