Why

I’m a productivity nerd. I like to work on how I work. I follow blogs about productivity, and I listen to podcasts about it. There are plenty of people who are bigger productivity nerds than me, but it’s still something I attend to often.

A major side-effect of productivity-ism, though, is that I often get wrapped up in the hustle, in checking things off the list (or beating myself up when I don’t check enough off), and I forget why I’m trying to be productive in the first place. Getting things done is awesome, but it’s way better to get the right things done, and you can’t do that if you forget what it’s all about.

For me, it’s all about Jesus.

I work on my church’s website, not because it’s important for the server to be up or the font to be pretty or the images to be modern and stylish, but because I want people to meet Jesus at my church and be transformed by His love.

I work on forming small groups at my church, not because I want credit or praise, not to impress anyone, but because I want people who have met Jesus to learn how to walk alongside Him, to step into mission, and to be His hands and feet.

I started Kingdom Builders, not for something that looks good on my resume, and not for notoriety or attention, but because I love technology and I want to use it to love my neighbor. God made me to love technology, and He made all of us to love our neighbors (and we are all neighbors).

This is a simple reflection, short and plain, because I needed this reminder today, and God gave it to me through my prayers this afternoon. I wanted to share it, in hope that it helps you, too.

Why do you do what you do?

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