My friend Gary and I were talking the other day about the value of being steady.
As a businessman, Gary has seen many of the young ones attempt to make their millions overnight. They flash impressively for short sprints but have no endurance for the long run.
Contrast that with my buddy Jeff, who’s been in ministry at a large university for decades.
No one would accuse Jeff of being flashy.
Rather, he is humble, consistent, understated . . . and, most importantly: effective. He’s pushing 60 and still delivers the goods. His restrained newsletters seem to under-sell the ministry while still celebrating God’s work.
I wish to emulate Jeff.
Friends, which will it be for us: Fast and flashy? Or faithful and steady?
Sprinter or marathoner?