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Overanalyze and Paralyze

Wes Wick

Do you ever get stuck in an analytical mode, something not so fondly labeled the paralysis of analysis?

We recently enjoyed lunch with ministry leader Lars Dunberg, moving full speed ahead at the age of 71. (We featured Lars earlier this year in a podcast.)

We appreciate Lars’ refusal to let procrastination stand in the way of ministry. The ministry he directs, ServeNow, is followed by the tagline “Procrastinate Later.”  :)

On over-waiting for the right moment, we love the advice of Seth Godin:

You might be waiting for things to settle down. For the kids to be old enough, for work to calm down, for the economy to recover, for the weather to cooperate, for your bad back to let up just a little... 

The thing is, people who make a difference never wait for just the right time. They know that it will never arrive.  Instead, they make their ruckus when they are short of sleep, out of money, hungry, in the middle of a domestic mess and during a blizzard. Whenever.  As long as whenever is now.

Does this mean we ignore God’s timing and throw our analytical skills out the window? Of course not.

We want things done right, and we want to do the right things. It’s more of a question of getting unstuck.

Perseverance starts with consecration. Once we’re committed, confidence can grow and release momentum.

You’ll note in the last line of the YES! mission statement below that ‘serving’ is flanked by prayer and making disciples. With the Great Commission from the lips of Jesus as our end goal, we have an open door to communicate with Him now through prayer, asking for more specificity and boldness.

With help from all generations
YES! inspires adults over fifty
to become more intentional
in praying, serving and making disciples.

It’s important that we take steps now to follow His voice, leave procrastination and perfectionism in the dust, and do the next right thing