In my first blog post on this topic of resilience, I said that understanding resilience is not primarily about minimizing attrition. Our goal is not simply to prevent missionaries prematurely returning to their sending countries. We want our colleagues and ourselves to thrive. Our desire is that they bear much fruit and grow and develop in their ministry gifts and skills. In this post, let’s explore the relationship of resilience to fruitfulness.
Rewards come at the end
This morning, I received another email encouraging me to watch a training webinar. It included a familiar incentive:
Additionally, as a ‘Thank You’ to our loyal KLS members, we will be giving away a $10 Starbucks gift card to a random attendee at the end of each of our February webinars. Make sure you stick around until the end of the webinar to be eligible to win!Email from KnowledgeWave.com, February 15, 2022
To receive a reward, you have to stay to the end. This reminds me of similar promises in the letter to the Hebrews.