Grow Gradually: Habit #6 Of Highly Effective Lay Ministers
By nature, I am hard wired to achieve. It is hard for me to sit back and relax when so much can be accomplished. Not only do I want it done, I want it done yesterday! Usually, the best results come from slow and steady growth. We are in this for the long haul. You may not be at your parish or in your position for years and years, but you are a part of something that is long lasting.
It is important to do things with excellence. Do not rush into projects or programs. Pray about them. Think them through. Vision with your team.
Execute with precision and shoot for the stars. It is crucial that you build credibility. If you want kids or adults to keep coming back, you want to have them leave wanting for more, not wishing it had ended earlier. Peak their interest. Stir up their curiosity. All of this takes time.
We often talk about changing paradigms. This never happens overnight or with one event. It usually requires a multi-pronged approach that is applied consistently over a long period of time. Then, you might finally see the ship starting to turn.
If you are seeking easy answers or fast results, then you are in the wrong business. God is in it for the long haul and sees the big picture. We need to be right there with him. Slow and steady wins the race and the Lord has called us to marathon with Him!