Stop Learning. Start Applying.
What if we took a week where we deliberately stop learning and just applied what we already knew?
Rather than searching for that perfect strategy or idea we actually took to put into action the information we already had contained within us?
- Instead of reading another blog post about church communications – I’d actually leverage the channels I already had to invite more people to attend church next weekend.
- Rather than listening to another teaching podcast from that cool church – I walked across the street and talked with my neighbor about what was happening in his world.
- In place of reading that latest leadership book – I’d asked my team what I could do to serve them better (and then actioned those items!)
- Instead of following another “social media” expert – jump into the conversation and learn from actually being social online.
- Turn off that ebook that I just downloaded on Student Ministry – and actually spent some time with some students?
- Opened the Bible to find truth that makes a difference in the next 2 hours.
I wonder what difference it would make to move from being a constant learner to being a constant applier?
But don’t just listen to God’s word. You must do what it says. Otherwise, you are only fooling yourselves. For if you listen to the word and don’t obey, it is like glancing at your face in a mirror. You see yourself, walk away, and forget what you look like.
– James 1:22-24