“This is the day which the Lord hath made;
we will rejoice and be glad in it.”
Proverbs 16:3 “Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and he will establish your plans." Trust the Process If you are a sports fan, you have probably heard this analogy associated with teams or individuals that are working toward a goal. If everyone buys into the day-to-day duties, the results will come. Perhaps there is no need to get caught up in worrying about the outcome, just focus on the day to day build and watch what happens over a period of time. This always sounds appealing, but has anyone ever thought this is difficult? How can I not focus on the outcome?? Here's the Point I think the point of “trusting the process” is actually based on the principal of setting a goal and making small, calibrated steps to reach that goal. We must focus on the process even more than the goal. The process is our daily focus, all while working toward the end goal. If we have a proper process in place, its much easier for the steps to fall in line and the dominos begin to fall in the right direction. Application in Many Areas This principle can be attributed to saving funds for retirement, losing weight or leading our home in a more Christlike manner. We have probably all set goals in our life plans, but what type of process did we develop behind those goals?
If you have a goal of saving _____ for retirement, don’t be afraid to look at the balance of your retirement account on a regular basis.
If you are hoping to lose weight, don’t be afraid to set a pair of scales next to your shoes that you wear each day.
Looking to be a better father, what does your prayer time with your kids look like?
Has your wife heard you pray lately?
Develop a Plan Feed back and observation will help us develop our process and make adjustments as we go along. Nobody develops the correct process every time, but high level success is almost always preceded with a well-executed plan that was closely monitored along the way.
Jon Ross Henderson MD5 Facilitator