There’s a young guy who lives in the inner city. He works outside the city most of the week, but on Sundays he plays basketball to relax and exercise. His vision is to reach inner city youth, but he felt he didn’t have much time to invest in any official type of ministry.
How could he move toward his vision with the time he had available without taking away the key things? He could start playing basketball with the youth. He could play basketball anyway– minimizing the change for himself– while reaching youth– maximizing his vision.
Sometimes we think if we have a big vision it will necessitate many big changes to accomplish it, and that can feel overwhelming. But often, if we can find the strategic point, we can maximize the impact we’re having with minimal change. It’s not always big change– just strategic, focused change.