Nehemiah 4:6 - So we built the wall and the whole wall was joined together to half its height, for the people had a mind to work. NASU
I don't know of anything more irritating than starting a project and one or two people want to complain about it. Seriously! I see people in one of two groups when there is a project. Are you going to be "on the way" or "in the way"?
If you are "on the way" you are there to help, encourage and see the goal accomplished. If you are "in the way" then you are there to discourage, hinder the progress and see the goal isn't accomplished. My advice for you is to separate yourself from the group and let them be successful.
Originally, our goal was to pack 50K meals and to accomplish this we needed $12,500. The NL congregation gave $15K so we increased our goal to 60K meals. When the final count came in we had collected $18,247 to give to IDES. When we were finished packing all the food IDES shipped down our total was 62,208 meals packed.
How were 150 plus people able to accomplish this feat? They all had "a mind to work". There wasn't anyone complaining. It was like watching ants go after a chocolate cupcake. Everyone knew their job and they were executing it to perfection.
Since Nehemiah isn't here to say it I will, "those people had a mind to work" and work they did. We finished 45 minutes ahead of schedule because these people were relentless.
I was blessed to be a part of this awesome display of Christians being the hands and feet of Jesus in this modern world.
Think About These:
Enthusiasm is the propelling force necessary for climbing the ladder of success.
To succeed you must be easy to start and hard to stop.
For success, try aspiration, inspiration, and perspiration.
Gary A. Serago
Minister of God's Word
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