“Reach high, for stars lie hidden in you. Dream deep, for every dream precedes the goal.” – Rabindranath Tagore
The beginning of the year is my favorite because there is excitement, exhilaration and optimism about what the year will bring.
It is a time where people dream, set goals and map out the future.
Can I ask you a question?
Have you dreamed, set goals and mapped out the future of your KidMin?
I’m not asking this question to make you feel bad if this is not something you have done. I ask, because if not, you can start today!
I remember when I got my first opportunity in KidMin.
My goal was to implement an effective service structure where kids were taught the Bible and build a team of volunteers who were passionate about ministering to kids.
I reached that goal, it felt good and I was excited; however, I did not use that momentum to my advantage.
I forgot to set goals beyond the original ones.
Now, it is not that because I did not have more goals, services did not happen, teams fell apart and I ran out of candy for the quiet seat prize.
What happened is, I shifted into maintenance mode, which is HORRIBLE. I love what Zig Ziglar said.
“If you aim at nothing you will hit it every time.” – Zig Ziglar
I was aiming at nothing and I hit it every time.
What I learned from that experience is the importance of short-term, long-term and BIG God goals for my KidMin.
You want to have goals that are attainable, but you also want to have goals that are so BIG you know God has to move for them to happen.
I want to encourage you to set aside some time this month to dream, plan and set in motion the best year you have ever had in KidMin.
You might say, “I have kids, I work two jobs, I barely have time as it is!”
One of my mentors, Brother Jim Wideman said, “You make time for things that are important to you.”
This is something that is important to you, it is important to your kids and to your pastor.
Aim high and watch amazing things happen in your KidMin!