Marc Millan, contributing author
Goals, strategies and results can help get us unstuck. Unfortunately, when we get to a certain point we can level off and start to lose the momentum. Here are 3 ways to keep momentum moving forward:
- Fresh Energy – When a new leader comes on staff or enters a new area of responsibility there is a natural sense of fresh energy. There is movement, ideas, planning, excitement and passion. I try to stay fresh by reading, resting and getting inspiration from others.
- Fresh Eyes – A new leader provides fresh eyes. They notice things much more easily than those who have been in the same place for a long time. Why? It’s their eagerness and hunger. How often do you evaluate your ministry with a fresh set of eyes? Are you allowing other people outside your organization to be involved in your evaluation process?
- Fresh Ideas – We serve a God who created the universe, where is our freshness? His mercies are new every morning. He should be revealing new ideas to us daily. Ideas are always brewing with those most passionate about their call. Once the passion is gone, the ideas get stale and calculated risk gives way to comfort and safety. One of the ways I keep the idea faucet flowing is prayer, time with the Lord gives me a wealth of insight and revelation. I’m also always investing time to think, write and try out new ideas. Ideas are a gift from God, there is no one more knowledgeable on the subject than Him. God will always blow your mind away with a big idea.
So, what is my main point? Fresh energy, fresh eyes, and fresh ideas all come from a heart that is overflowing with a fresh perspective on what and who God is, what He is doing and what He’s about to do. An intimate relationship with the Lord is the best advice I can give to any leader struggling with motivation.