Don’t Settle for Average When You Can Be Awesome
Do you really want to be like everybody else?
Everybody else takes their cues from everybody else. Being like everybody else just makes you average—worried, in debt, bored, and dissatisfied with what you have. Historically, the way we measure standards is based on the average….from school to work, we’ve been conditioned to see what the average is and then strive to be average, like everyone else. But why should we sell ourselves short? Why should we settle for average when we can be awesome?
Keeping Your Finger on the Pulse of the Moment
Some of my most effective messages didn’t require twelve or twenty hours of study; I wrote them in ten minutes or less.
Every pastor, preacher, public speaker carries their “stick message” (recycled messaged that brings the house down)” everywhere they go. However, there are times when a recycled messaged doesn’t fit the context or mood.
College, grad school, and seminary gave me the tools for delving into the Word and coming up with a sermon. And I am reasonably confident that as the Lord guides and empowers me, I can deliver it intact.
That’s why I’m going to keep my finger on the pulse of the moment and take a lesson from Brandon Kelly’s article, “Why Preparing A Sermon in 10 Minutes Will Make You A Better Preacher.” I’m not ditching my weekly sermon prep, just adding another tool to my arsenal.
What do you think? I’d love to hear your thoughts.