stop.think.act | letting go

Image credit: william87 / 123RF Stock Photo
Image credit: william87 / 123RF Stock Photo

This is the sixth post in a seven part series on going slow in order to go fast.

Deep down inside I want to be needed, to be essential, to be respected, to be recognized. I want to be the runner in the picture that you can see – not the one behind him. I want to be the one who wins.

But I am learning an important lesson:

You can only go fast for so long, so if you want to win the race you have to pass the baton.

Here are a few disciple making movement batons that come to mind: casting vision, mobilizing prayer, doing research, developing strategy, training workers, coaching practitioners, forming networks, leading teams, establishing access, engaging people of peace and mentoring them to lead Discovery Bible Studies … and the list goes on and on!

All of these batons are important to carry if you want to be needed, but if you want to be fruitful, they are important batons to pass to others.

Your turn:

  1. What batons are you running with?
  2. What is one baton that you should pass to someone else? Who should you pass it to?
  3. How can you make sure to pass that baton soon enough so that you don’t trip the next runner?

Share your thoughts and make it a conversation!

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