Using project management terminology, we must all discover the scope, time, cost, and stakeholders of our appointed missions in life.
With whom are we to be involved? How much are we to be involved? What is it going to cost us? And who has a vested interest in our mission?
The scope – How big is our mission field? To whom are we called to minister the grace of God?
The time – How much time does each relationship need in order to bear good fruit?
The cost – What must I invest in each relationship to ensure the success of the relationship?
The stakeholders – Who is affected either directly or indirectly by my life?
Big questions, but worth asking.
Socrates said, “The unexamined life is not worth living.”
Seneca wrote, “If a man does not know what port he is steering for, no wind is favorable to him.”
Solomon wrote, “A man’s steps are directed by the Lord.
How then can anyone understand his own way?”
So, I guess we ask the questions, and then we wait on Our Father to provide the answers in his good time and his good way.
If this is true, then it behooves us to know Our Father well, since he himself is our ultimate port of call, and he alone knows the way home.
~ Brad Heilhecker