A couple of years ago, a young man approached me after church to ask if I would mentor him. He is a rising star in a massive company, many years ahead of where he expected to be in his mid-20s, already identified as one of his company’s future leaders.
He told me, “My success is way ahead of my systems. If I don’t learn how to cope with all the things I need to do at work and everywhere else in life, I’m going to crash and burn.”
We began to meet for lunch every few weeks to address issues of productivity. It was a joy to see him grow in his understanding of who God calls him to be as an employee, as a husband, as a father, as a churchman and as so much else besides. And as I’ve observed this young man and many others, I’ve realized just how central productivity is to our role in the kingdom of God.
The High Calling of Productivity
For some, the word “productivity” generates excitement and curiosity, while for others, it generates fear and despair. Regardless,…