Efforting. It's an interesting term. It's used in broadcast journalism when support staff is attempting to secure a guest for a show - "We're efforting that."
It's also a good way to describe what happens in sports. Players that are really putting everything into the game are known for their efforting - giving their total energies to the game. My daughter Bekah and her friend, Morgan, are great at efforting in their volleyball games. Some of their teammates - not so much.
Let's move the discussion over to spiritual development. Are you "efforting" in your growth? Are you putting in the effort necessary to be a fully devoted follower of Jesus? Do you settle for simply being on the team when you could be contributing in the game? Are you contributing in such a way that adds value to your team and teammates, or are you actually being a drain on their efforts?
I know these are hard questions for some who may read this blog. But we are all responsible to be good stewards of what God has given us. Being a good steward is not keeping what we have, but investing it so that it grows. When one person isn't efforting, it impacts the whole team - and the whole church.
So what do you think? And are you efforting?