You are now a well-respected
instructor in your community. You are the one that the community comes
to for sound Christian counseling. You are the one running a profitable
martial arts school, but are not able to keep a low percentage drop out
rate. Most of the time it has absolutely nothing to do with your teaching
ability, but it has everything to do with your ability to clearly convey
your vision to the student body.
Your first step should
be to make sure that your Black Belts are in one accord and are sharing
your vision as you would, just as God gave it to you. Your assistant instructors
must deliver the vision with the same passion and clarity as you would.
Maybe I should give a definition to Your Vision. Simply put, Your Vision
is your picture of the future; the clearer your vision, the stronger the
attraction to it. You, the head instructor, must make the time to sit with
each student and get some feed back specifically about the vision that
God has given you.
The Black Belt programs
are great, but not enough because they are spread out so far. You must
ask God to give you a strategy in how to break up your vision and share
it in stages, to share it in bite pieces. The apostle Paul said to feed
them milk in their infancy stage, and when you have determined that they
have the maturity to receive meat, deliver such. This, of course,
is after the full vision has been shared. It's all about the future.
When a person has no
vision, they have no future. If they have no future, they will always
return to their past like a dog returning to it's past (Proverbs 26:11—2
Peter 2:22). Allow God to cultivate your ability to make a picture in your
mind that has not come to pass yet. Categorically speaking, let me state
this as passionately as possible. In the absence of creativity, you will
die. The Bible says that we shall live and not die, so let's live in the
wisdom and the abundance that our King has laid out for us. The table has
been set; let's commune together. Let's eat of the goodness of the Lord.
Grace & Peace
Dr. Michael Willett
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