Monday, October 17, 2011

Wherever you are be all there

One of my favorite quotes is from Jim Elliot, who was savagely murdered in 1956 while bravely attempting to take the love of Jesus and the message of a Savior to the Waodoni Indians of Ecuador. Jim once said "Wherever you are be all there." Truthfully I have a love hate relationship with that quote because it has both kept me centered and frustrated at the same time. As a visionary leader I can sometimes leap to the next thing and prematurely abandon the current thing...or I can effectively nod my head in agreement while my mind has raced miles ahead. So wrestling with this idea "Wherever you are be all there" at home and at work is great for me but challenging for me.

On that same note, Andy Stanley did an amazing job applying this idea to our work context in part four of "Game Plan". Go HERE to listen to the message. Andy wrapped up with four great probing questions for us to wrestle with:
  1. Based on your current performance would you trust you with a better opportunity?
  2. Are you preparing for the next opportunity or just waiting for it?
  3. What can you begin doing where you are now to begin preparing for the next opportunity?
  4. Is there an opportunity where you are now that you are ignoring because the income doesn't match the work load?

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