#5 Follow Through.
We all know the saying, “talk is cheap.” While the cliché is well worn, it’s still extremely true. It’s easy to say you will do something, it’s quite another to actually follow through and do it.
Take for instance me “dropping the ball” on this top ten list. I had every intention of being disciplined and churning out these posts. Not a big deal right? How long can it possibly take to write a pithy blog? Apparently it takes weeks, because that’s how long it has taken me to continue my Top Ten List to Stop the Insanity of youth ministry.
All that to say… “Sorry, I just got caught up in lots of other things and didn’t follow through on the blog.”
However, it did provide a great mid-point post to remind us all that while starting well is good, finishing well is crucial. If we believe that God has led us to do or be about something in ministry, then we must remember that “the end of a thing is better than its beginning.” Ecclesiastes 7:8
Follow through is probably one of the biggest factors in effective leadership, and has the potential to provide either momentum or drag, dependent upon whether or not you do it.