Thursday, 29 December 2011

Getting Things Done

It's the time of year for it - this feeling that there's stuff to do and I should be making plans to do it.

But what things?

There's plenty going on in our family life next year. As usual. But that's not what's nagging me.

My contract with my current client runs out in April, and I'll need to negotiate to extend it or find something else. But that's not it, either.

Next year is going to be the year for Getting God's Things Done (I may have just invented the acronym - GGTD - but it case I didn't, I'm going to adopt it anyway and see if anybody sues. Hopefully it isn't owned by Apple or Samsung, otherwise I may just disappear without trace).

God gives us all unique gifts and abilities. We know from the Parable of the Talents (Matthew 25:14-28) that God expects us not to keep our gifts and abilities to ourselves, but to invest them to further the Kingdom. I've taken advantage of a Discovery Workshop run at my church to delve into what my spiritual gifts are and how they might best be applied. I've learned a lot from this about my personal style, gifts and passions - but unfortunately, God has not yet revealed to me what things He wants me to Get Done.

There are plenty of things I'm passionate about -

  • reaching the unreached
  • bringing communities together
  • social justice
  • digital inclusion
  • applying new technology to reach where traditional means don't.

Just for examples.

What do I have to offer?

  • a technology background
  • experience in online community building going back to the 1980s
  • the ability to write (mostly) coherently
  • presentation skills (although Powerpoint defeats me every time)
  • project management experience by the bucketload
  • a big book full of contacts in the IT and Internet space
  • 50 years of life experience
  • a love of God, and the urge to obey Matthew 28:19

Anyone care to pray along with me and help me discern what it is that God wants Done? Any suggestions as to avenues to explore, ministries to study, people to talk to would be great.

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