Mistake #10. Over-Training.

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When we lack confidence we tend to seek out programs that seem to promise easy success. These are fear responses. Success is not so easily gained. God wants to “co-labor” with us as Paul wrote.

Our human tendency is to overdo the training dimension of things while we delay obedience to Christ’s call to actually evangelize. Of course we need to be trained in order to adequately walk out our call of outreach. Too much focus on training will cause us to be reticent. If the cadence for action is “Ready-Aim-Fire” we tend to never get to the final part, to Fire.

How can we make a correction? Let’s pull the trigger sooner. Let’s get to Fire now. We need to hit the activate button. Until we actually get to Fire we are not obeying God, we are not advancing the Kingdom.

Yes, training is a good thing. Let’s not allow it to be a substitute for obedience. There is too much vital stuff going on around us to delay our obedience.

Steve has spoken, mentored and modeled to churches and leaders around the world with the simple message that anyone – regardless of their gifting or experience – can be involved in bringing God’s loving kindness to others. His first book, Conspiracy of Kindness has been translated into several languages with more in the works. His first book has sold over 300,000 copies. Altogether his books have sold over 500,000 copies.