Predictive. “Past performance is a predictor of future performance.” I had an opportunity yesterday to present a training on recruiting for the business/retail world. This sentence was used to help explain the importance of some interview techniques. Interestingly, Paul references the exact same idea when looking at what makes a great leader in the church. Read 1 Timothy 3:4-5.
He must be one who manages his own household well, keeping his children under control with all dignity (but if a man does not know how to manage his own household, how will he take care of the church of God?),
1 TIMOTHY 3:4-5 NASB
Paul is still referencing the criteria for being a servant leader in the church. Continuing on from yesyerday, we see that it is important to know and understand how the candidate handles his own household as that will be a picture of how well he will manage the church. Past performance in his home will indicate potential future performance with the church.
If others were to evaluate your household, what would they say? If Christ was to evaluate your household, what would He say? Are you keeping your house in order and making the impact there that Christ desires?
Start there and see what God does as you allow Him to continue to work in and through you.