This is a followup to a previous post, 7 Things We’ve Learned in Seven Years. This is the third principle that God has shown us as we’ve walked the journey of disciple-multiplying movement ministry:
Keep doing what you’re doing, you’ll get better at it
Every task is a question of competency, confidence or both. This is true in making disciples who make disciples too. The third principal can be restated a number of ways. One of those is if we do not quit we win. God is not some cosmic kill joy who is just waiting to slap you down for trying and scream at you that you missed the mark by that much.
“if we do not quit we win.'”
The truth of the matter is that we are engaged in spiritual warfare and we will fail repetitively similar to falling off a bike when first learning to ride. The good news is God, loves us, will never forsake us and has chosen, called and ordained us to be His tools to accomplish fulfilling the Great Commission.
“We are engaged in spiritual warfare and we will fail repetitively similar to falling off a bike when first learning to ride.'”
We have failed in every way imaginable but the great news is we have continued to be conformed more to His image and have born fruit for His glory. We continue to make new mistakes and encourage others to do the same. We ask others engaged in the work are you having fun? If we are having fun God is having fun. He loves His children. We are His beloved children in whom He is well pleased.