Since the Lord first inspired me to write about The Slingshot Principles, much has happened. But its just a start! Individual Christians, study groups, businesses, other organizations, and church’s have begun to employ them. The results have been exciting to say the least. (In fact, those outcomes are the basis for my next book: The Slingshot Effect – How Ordinary People & Organizations Slay Giants. Or something like that…) Visitors are beginning to arrive at this website by searching the term: “Slingshot Principles”!
Praying in My Basement
Who knew that when I sat listening to the Lord in prayer from my basement a few years back that The Slingshot Principles would eventually garner attention from all kinds of places. But that’s not good enough! I want YOU, dear reader, however you found this post, to know enough about the Slingshot Principles that you can employ them strategically right now – to whatever it is you are doing. In return, all I ask is that you please share your story with us when the time comes! (Down below there is a free, one page pdf which illustrates the Slingshot Principles in detail that will really help to clarify them for you. Download it!)
The Slingshot Principles are 4 factors, when properly combined, that will help you create uncommon advance in your efforts. And though anyone can try them, they are especially potent for Christians. (Disclaimer: Yes, they work more effectively if you are operating in your calling, aware of your identity, motivated by love, and doing your best to obey God. But isn’t that what you are trying to do anyway?)
The Slingshot Principles
- Unconventional Tactics
Also, please recognize that they are listed in priority order which is significant. That does not mean I’m saying they are always a sequence though (in fact I’m not), but that the relative level of emphasis should be in that order.
“The earnest prayer of a righteous person has great power and produces wonderful results.” James 5:16 NLT
Fervent prayer connects you with God and attracts His strength.
HINT: You need to use it in relation to what you are attempting in the everyday world, not just for ‘church” stuff.
“The wicked run away when no one is chasing them, but the godly are as bold as lions.” Prov: 28:1 NLT
Courage must often act before being certain of the outcome. Where no risk is present, no courage is required.
HINT: Courage is often what separates those who are becoming more, from those simply dreaming about it.
” Do you see a man skillful in his work? He will stand before kings; he will not stand before obscure men.” Prov. 22:29 ESV
Skill propels and advances something toward a target. That might mean YOU! Or you could apply that to one of your inspired projects.
HINT: The development of skill has been downplayed by certain Christian leaders and often misunderstood as an act of the flesh. It’s not. Hone yours. Practice with God.
4. Unconventional Tactics*:
“After all, He’s famous for great and unexpected acts; there’s no end to his surprises.” Job 5:9 MSG
Well chosen, inspired, unconventional tactics create a strategic advantage that leads to victory. God is not as predictable as many make him out to be.
HINT: Many times it’s not the larger, over-arching vision that determines success, it’s the daily, weekly, and monthly approach to selecting and executing tactics. And, because you employ unconventional tactics at times does not negate the need for conventional ones.
Summary of The Slingshot Principles
So that is a peek at the Slingshot Principles, and here is a more in depth look which I encourage you to download, print out, and reflect on while praying.
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There is more to know about how to most effectively employ the Slingshot Principles, but this gets you pointed in the right direction. (To learn more about applying the Slingshot Principles, grab my book at Amazon: hardcopy or Kindle.)
* Excerpts about the Slingshot Principles are adapted and used by permission from the book, Giants in the Marketplace, Davids in the Pew – How Any Christian Can Change the World - by Rick Hubbell.