The next two items on the Gauge are “We are Laser Focused” and “We are Meticulous.”
A story this morning on Good Morning America talked about how the new, energy efficient windows do a great job reflecting the sun’s rays. In fact, too good of a job! They act like magnifying glasses, reflecting the sun in beams nearly as intense as lasers. The focused sun light is so strong that it is melting the vinyl siding on neighboring houses!
That’s some intense focus. And that’s what we strive for at OneLife.
When we got started, we only did Sunday mornings. No small groups, no youth ministry, no big missions push. Just worship and the Gospel. Many told me that was too simple, but man am I glad we were laser focused. Now we remain laser focused though our ability to do more has indeed expanded. But it has expanded as far as it probably ever will. Now we simply focus on Sunday mornings and OneLife Communities. That’s it. Everything we will ever do from this point forward (missions, community outreach, etc.) will be funneled through one of these two avenues.
Why do we stay so focused? Because of number 6 on The Gauge. We are meticulous.
Colosians 3:23 says “Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men.” When it comes to doing things for God, we want to make sure the details matter. Everything we do will be intentional and excellent. It simply isn’t possible to do that when a church or organization isn’t laser focused. That means some won’t like what we do. They will say we should offer more. Others will say we are too nit-picky or too worried about “the show.” And hey, they might be right. Because when it comes to the God who puts on a show every night when the stars are shining and the God who knows every nit-picky detail about his creation – down to numbering the hairs on their head – the least we can do is our best to give that back to Him.
So we unapologetically remind our staff, volunteers, and partners that what makes OneLife unique is that we are laser focused and meticulous in all that we do. The same approach can make us dangerous in our personal lives, too. How are you laser focused and meticulous in what God has called YOU to do? Focus makes you powerful. Being meticulous makes you unstoppable.
Let’s go do it!