Every professional knows the 80/20 rule: twenty percent of your effort produces eighty percent of your results. Sadly, in business, relationships, and our walk with God, we put eighty percent of our effort in the wrong place. Consequently, we work very diligently at eighty percent of our effort to get only twenty percent of the desired outcome. There are few things as discouraging as working really hard and getting very little benefit!
Much of what we have been taught to do as believers produces no meaningful benefit; it only produces mountains of frustration and eventually undermines our faith. The Apostle Paul calls that “beating the air.”
This week I will show how to avoid religious nonsense that undermines your faith and produces no meaningful benefits. Join me this week for “The Imaginary Battle, Part 2.”