I was late to the party, but over 300 tweets and I’m going pretty strong. I made fun of everybody on Twitter for several months before becoming one of them. I thought they were twits. I was wrong. I don’t know how long it will last, but for now, I think Twitter is helping me lead better. In a few ways:
- I never imagined how much inspiration I’d be able to spread to people through a simple daily encouraging thought. I try to get these out almost every morning. When people retweet, it multiplies this impact exponentially. That’s very rewarding and humbling to me. Right after I wake up, I get to begin my day by planting a seed of hope into the life of thousands-both at Elevation, and around the world.
- It’s forcing me to be more concise. To get to the point, already. I’m getting better at crafting punchy sermon points because my mind is naturally starting to process principles in a 140 character groove. I also have a bucket to put thoughts in and pour them back out that I didn’t have before. Not everything needs to go in a sermon or blog entry. Twitter is a streamlined distribution method for me to impart the little things God lays on my heart.
- It’s allowing me to open another window into my life for anyone who cares to look. I’m not deluded enough to think that everyone wants to know about my trip to the pool with the family on Fridays. But for those who want insight into the balance of my ministry and family life, it’s now available. That allows me to keep this blog focused primarily on leadership issues. Or, as my wife would put it, the boring stuff.
Now let’s sum it all up (in 140 characters or less, of course!):
Twitter helps me multiply my influence, focus my thought, and share my life.
I guess I’m a full fledged twit.