What Wilt Thou Be, Efficient or Effective?


Effectiveness is doing the things that get you closer to your goals. Efficiency is performing a given task (whether important or not) in the most economical manner possible. Being efficient without regard for effectiveness is the default mode of the world. What you do is infinitely more important than how you do it. Efficiency will be useless unless it’s applied to the things that will cause you to attain to your goals.” Tim Ferris.
Being highly efficient without being effective is just a lot of empty hard work. If your busyness is making you effective at the cost of efficiency, it’s the Holy Spirit. If your busyness makes you efficient at the cost of effectiveness, it’s time to revisit what you are doing. The devil will make you highly efficient but poorly effective and burn you out. You can work in the flesh and be very efficient, but only working in the Spirit can make you very effective. The disciples efficiently fished the whole night. But only when Jesus told them where to cast their nets where they effective. So its not about working very hard but working by the voice of the Spirit. What the disciples try to affect in eight hours, Jesus did in one minute. We are living in times where the world belongs to the effective, not to the efficient. If our churches continue to major in efficiency and minor in effectiveness they will become bones of extinct dinosaurs.

Smith

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