This week I start a new journey.
I’m in a good place in life for this change. I’m old enough to have learned a few things but also old enough to know I have so much I need to learn. As I do with the start of a new year, only on a larger scale, I view transitions as an opportunity to make significant improvements in how I lead. I get a fresh start. There are a few things I want to do differently.
Here are 7 areas I want to improve in my new ministry position:
I believe in celebrating. I would advise other leaders to do so. Occasionally, I take my own advice. Sometimes, however, I get distracted by the next opportunity and fail to adequately celebrate along the way. I want to do better.
Pray more fervently
I believe in prayer. I want to be a person of prayer. I surround myself with prayer warriors.
This time, I want to discipline myself to pray even more and see my ministry defined my prayers and the prayers of the church I’ve been asked to lead.
Some would say I don’t stress at all. I tend to be fairly even-tempered. But that false appearance is only because I’m good at hiding my impatience at times. (Cheryl sees it unfortunately.)
This time, I want to trust more and stress less. After all, God is in charge, not me.
Be more disciplined
Again, people would think I’m fairly disciplined, and in many, ways I am. I’m not sure, however, if I’m always disciplined in the right areas. Maybe I should have titled this one “prioritize better.”
Either way, I want my life defined more by where I want to end up someday. The best way to do that is to live that way now.