I’m exercising regularly the past few weeks, and back to writing blog posts. But I’m reading less. And eating poorly. I was journaling a lot during the winter, but that habit gave way to warmer weather. I’m never getting all these things right at the same time.
Infinitely adding meaningful habits is impossible. We have to learn to drop some in favor of others during certain seasons; discerning what habits need nurturing right now is at least as important as straining at implementation.
This is probably true for church, too. Communication habits are more important in some seasons than others. The same goes for habits pertaining to experimentation and evaluation. Leaders need to decide which habits matter most now and make the case for them.
We can’t be good at everything we want to be good at all the time. We don’t have to be.