What You Don’t Know Will Kill You

By Josh Griffin on March 07 2014


What You Don't Know Will Kill You - Josh Griffin

If you don't know your priorities, other people will control your schedule.

If you don’t know your boundaries, people will take everything they can get.

If you don’t know your limits, you’ll burn yourself out.

If you don’t know why, you’ll do more and more accomplishing little.

If you don’t know what you’re doing, get some training.

If you don’t know your people, they’ll abandon you when they get hurt.

If you don’t know how to say no, you’ll end up doing everything … and quite poorly, I might add.

If you don’t know your students, they won’t trust you.

If you don’t know your strengths, everyone will know your weaknesses.

If you don’t know your weaknesses, you’re stupid.

If you don’t know your purpose, other people will help you theirs.

If you don’t know your vision, neither will anyone else.

If you don’t know your gifting, you’re missing an opportunity to grow.

If you don’t know your blind spots, you need more honest people around you.

If you don’t know your senior pastor, you’re headed for trouble.

If you don’t know the last time you opened your Bible, you’re in the wrong profession.

If you don’t know your anniversary, you only have to forget it once to remember it the rest of your life.

If you don’t know, ask somebody who does.

 

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Josh Griffin is the co-founder of Download Youth Ministry and the one of the leading voices of youth ministry online. He’s written a few books but cares mostly about resourcing youth workers. Check out much more at Love God, Love Students blog at DownloadYouthMinistry.com and on his Twitter @joshuagriffin.



Comments

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From Melaine Rochford on March 11, 2014

I appreciate these reminders. Next time let’s try and find another way to say this, “If you don’t know your weaknesses, you’re stupid.”

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From Lori M on March 12, 2014

Very good reminders. Printed this and put it where I can see it daily. And “if you don’t know your weaknesses, there is always someone who will point them out.”

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From Scott Uhlinger on March 13, 2014

If you don’t know everything about youth ministry, you are no longer in your 20’s!

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From Obiabo on March 19, 2014

If you don’t go after your need, you won’t get it. If you don’t ask, the anwer is always ‘‘NO’‘

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