A Little Ministry Advice from the Late Steve Jobs

Ok, not really. But listen to what he says about innovation in a 2004 interview

“[Innovation] comes from saying no to 1,000 things to make sure we don’t get on the wrong track or try to do too much. We’re always thinking about new markets we could enter, but it’s only by saying no that you can concentrate on the things that are really important."

Business breakthroughs come from saying no to lots of things. Something similar could be said of ministry breakthroughs. Don't overestimate your ability to do lots of things effectively. Don't underestimate your ability to do a few things really, really well. Ministry is people, and in my experience, "people growth" is incredibly slow and incredibly costly. It's also incredibly rewarding.

Invest wisely and invest well. And don't mistake busyness for effectiveness.