The greatest factor in determining the extent of your impact is the sustainability of your initiatives. If your works are not sustainable, the scope of your impact is reduced. There is an amount of discipline and consistency required to produce good results. One cannot ignore that or wish it away. Luke 14:28-30 (ESV) says, “For which of you, desiring to build a tower, does not first sit down and count the cost, whether he has enough to complete it? Otherwise, when he has laid a foundation and is not able to finish, all who see it begin to mock him, saying, ‘This man began to build and was not able to finish.’”
You have to count the cost and determine that you will be able to complete the mission and keep things going. There are a couple of important things to consider. We already know from Luke 18:1 that if we always pray, we will not faint or lose heart. We will receive an empowerment from on high. This would enable us to flourish in our mission. There is a resilience and momentum a prayer discipline helps you to cultivate. It will help you lead a sustainable mission. From the prayer room, you will get guidance about the mission and the people that should go with you.
If you want to do work that matters, you must evaluate yourself and be honest about your capabilities. Nobody can singlehandedly change the world or make longlasting impact without requiring the help of others. We know that a sustainable mission requires the cooperation of like-minded people who share similar values. So, you do not have to start a new organization to lead a mission. You can do your best work as an employee at a mission-driven organization. It is all about founding or finding a mission-driven environment that offers the necessary leadership and resources required for you to do your best work.