SUNDAY, MAY 25, 2008
There Ain't NO Fish in The Yard!
So, what do you do when you want to learn something new or get better at something you already do? I can tell you what I do: I buy or borrow every book or video by every expert on the subject. Then I talk with everyone I can find about how they do it. Next, I buy the latest gizmo or whatchamacallit on the market, hoping technology will be a good substitute for any actual talent or physical skill necessary on my part to succeed at the task--then I practice. Can you ever learn everything you need to know by reading about it or practicing a skill? Probably not. If I want to catch a fish, I'd better put down the book, pick up a fly rod and head to the river. I believe this same principle works with our faith as well; at some point, we need to put down the latest book on "Five Easy & Practical Steps to Sharing Your Faith" and get on with doing and sharing the Gospel. Practice is great, but whether fly fishing or faith-sharing, nothing replaces doing! (Permalink)