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Failure Happens, But Success is Planned

Failure happens, but Success is planned;  Success

comes as a result of DOING several things on PURPOSE

Jim Kilgore, JimKilgoreMinistries.com

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[ Steps I have used for years in my Weekly Planning]

       

O          Objectives:   What RESULTS do I want to see by the end of the week?  Whatever

            you determine, you must now record them on paper or in your electronic device,

            and then prioritize.   I continually ask of myself, “What is the Best and most Valuable

            use of my time.”  I do this to determine what to add to an already busy schedule.    

            Far too many people sacrifice the Best for that which is Good, but may actually

            prevent them from the accomplishment of the most important objectives in your life 

            and work.

A         Activities:     What MUST I do to achieve the Objectives?  This is where you must list the Steps in Sequential order.

My concern is that I determine after prayer, that which I should accomplish, then fail to add the actionable tasks to my DAILY SCHEDULE,  and then fail to submit myself to the schedule, which I believe will lead me to the accomplishment of my objectives.

All good Preachers want to see souls saved on a weekly basis.  Yet, if one does not include soul-winning in his schedule during the week, he is less likely to have a soul-winning ministry.  

I have taught our Children rather emphatically as they were growing up, “If you want something, then you must DO something.”   But simply filling your calendar with ‘activities’ does not mean you are focusing on the right tasks. 

Not every task will lead me to winning souls to Jesus Christ.   They may be good, but could I delegate these tasks to another so I can do what I believe to be the most important thing any Preacher or Christian can do, and that is to spread the Gospel.   What would lead me to being a soul-winner?   Preaching; passing out tracts wherever I go; definitely going out into my community to share the Gospel. 

 


T         Time:         How much time will each activity require?     And how much time    

is required to focus on the task each day in order to accomplish the objective by the end of the week?  A problem many make when planning their schedule is that they do not allow enough time to work on the task, and by the end of the week “forcibly change the plan” because now, what was an important task earlier in the week, has now become an urgent task.  Now the pressure comes into our lives.   Can you relate? 


S          Schedule:      I must now look at my Calendar & decide WHEN I can do each

activity.  I learned 30 years ago, while reading a book by Dr. Dave Hyles that the successful person must plan his schedule and then become obedient to his schedule.   I have followed this advice ever since.  To be sure, we must be flexible for emergencies.   This is a part of life and certainly with Family and Ministry.  

 

Brian Tracy has often said that “very worst use of your time is to do well what need not be done at all.” There is a principle called, The Pareto Principle, which says that 20% of your activities will account for 80% of the value of your activities. This means that, if you have a list of ten items to accomplish, only two of those items will be more valuable than the other eight items combined! 

For you to achieve great things, you must always focus and concentrate upon the small number of activities that contribute the great value to your life and work!

 

Again, a success principle I had taught my Children down through the years was:  “Failure just happens, but success is planned; Success comes as a result of DOING several things on PURPOSE!”

 

You MUST ask yourself the Key Question, What is the most valuable use of my time, RIGHT NOW?”  And whatever it is, work on that. Your ability to discipline yourself to work on those few tasks that CAN make the greatest difference in your life is the essential quality that can make everything else achievable for you.

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Ten Principles in Pastoring God’s People

Ten Principles in Pastoring God‘s People
Written by Jim Kilgore, Missionary Evangelist

Jack Hyles

I answered the call to Preach 39 years ago. What a privilege and honor to be a Preacher and Pastor. Little did I know how much I had to learn.  In fact, the older I get, the more I yearn to learn so I might become a sharper tool for God.   What I did learn about being a Pastor, I learned from the man in the picture, Dr. Jack Hyles. He taught me how to love your people; that EVERYONE was important, whether it be a Bus Kid or a Millionaire.  God loved them all.

This is what this message is about. I want to share ten principles of being an effective Pastor.  I am certain that other Good Men might have a somewhat different list, and this is okay, but I can assure you, that if you faithfully follow these ten principles, your ministry will be richer than it might have been.

1.    Preach the Word. Never compromise God’s Word. II Timothy 4:2: “Preach the Word…”      II Timothy 4:3-4: Preach the Word!  This is our Calling, our Challenge, and our Commission!

Verses 3-4 of this passage describe a scene that seems amazingly contemporary. “For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.”

Why are we to Preach the Word?

a)   Because the time will come when men will not endure sound doctrine!
The time has arrived in which people not only reject the truth, but they have even refused to listen to the truth.

b)   These men will prefer lies instead of the truth because they have what Paul calls “itching ears.” “Itching ears” are ears that are greatly desire to hear every new idea, every new theory, and every wild idea, no matter how unbiblical or farfetched it may be. People with itching ears want Preachers to tell them what they Want to hear instead of What they need to hear.

c)   Unfortunately, as Paul had predicted, the day would come, and it has certainly arrived, that  there would be many teachers who will be most happy to tickle the itching ears of their hearers. Preachers, Preach the Word!

2.   Love God’s People with ALL of your heart. This will lead you to “Being there for your People.”

•   I recently heard of a “pastor” who had a faithful member in and out of the hospital for six months and yet he NEVER visited this lady. His reason? “I don’t do hospital visits, he said. This is not my job.”  Unbelievable!  Jesus left the 99 to go after the one!  Should not we as well?

3.   Use your Ministry to Build your People; NEVER use your People to build your Name! Your job as a Preacher is to preach for Impact, rather than to Impress others! One preacher said, “You cannot be thinking about yourself and impacting another person’s life.”

4.   You WILL Pray or you WILL Fail!  A man can preach no better than he prays.

5.   A Pastor must be a Servant not a Superstar. It is not about us. It is about being used of God to serve in the very way that Jesus served. The greatest of these are the servants. (Matthew 18:1-4; Matthew 23:11; Mark 9; Luke 9; Luke 22).

By the way, you will never outgrow service!  It is not something you do until the church is big enough to get others to do it, and then you can start having others serve you. No, Jesus, God’s Son came to serve, not to be served!  So should this our attitude always be.

• Near the end of his life, General William Booth, founder of the Salvation Army, sent a message to his co-laborers that contained nothing except the word “others”. That was the essence of his life. Live for others, not self. The songwriter said it best for me, “Others Lord, Yes Others. Let this my motto be. Help me to live in such a self-forgetful way, that others may see Christ in me.”

Which Principle hit home with you the most?   Please leave your comment and the reason why.  It will help many Readers.

(The second five principles of Pastoring will be posted on 12-6-13)

JimKilgoreMinistries Announcing a New CD Leadership Series

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JimKilgoreMinistries is pleased to announce that it will begin the  recording of its brand-new Christian Leadership Series.   Recording will begin later this week, October 3, 2014, and is expected to have the series completely recorded by October 15, 2014. 

Look for updates on each CD as it is recorded at:  www.JimKilgoreMinistries.com.   Each CD will be 60 – 90 minutes in length and will sell for $10 USD, which includes Shipping and Handling.   You may also order the Complete Eight CD Collection for only $65 USD.   This will result in a $15 SAVINGS to you!
 

We at JKM deeply desire for the content to “Add Value” to  Christian Leaders in the Church, Business, or Family.

       All money received from the sale of this Christian Leadership Series will be used to purchase Airfare tickets to wins souls and start Churches on ALL 7 Continents.   

TOPICS  INCLUDED  IN  THIS  SERIES  ARE:

  •  A Leader’s Job is To PROVIDE H.O.P.E.
  • Seven Absolutely Critical Qualities to Search for in the Selection of Potential Leaders.
  • How Any Preacher Can Develop Godly Leadership  in their Church.  
  •  Mentoring: What is a Mentor and How can I Effectively Mentor Those on my Team or in my Church?
  • Coaching with Success: Steps to  Improve Performance of those on Your Team.
  • Cautions of A Leader!
  • Maintaining Your Leadership Focus:   Paul said,  “This one thing I do.”  Many Pastors have so many tasks that it is easy to lose their main focus.  This study will deal with several Principles to keep your Ship Sailing in the right direction.
  • Vision: How to Create, Cast, and Communicate a Clear and Consistent Message.

These Biblical Principles can be used in the workplace as well as in the Local Church. I have used the principles in this Leadership Series for 40 years. Much of what you will hear will be contained in my book on Leadership.

May this series   “Add Great Value” to those which Listen to; Learn from; and Live the Biblical Principles.   

  You may contact us at: JimKilgoreMinistries@gmail.com if you would like to Pre-Order this Vital Leadership Series.

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