Imagine a time, place, or organization that operates without a specific procedure to guide the direction of its purpose and outcome. Not only is it hard to imagine, we are more likely to realize a descriptive state of chaos.
By definition, a procedure involves a “particular course of action intended to achieve a result.” It also relates to a process connected to a “particular form of work.” Procedures may be loosely or dogmatically applied, but procedures provide a binding web that holds it all together.
From home to the work place, every area of life operates with some procedural form. Why are these procedures critical?
They tend to be constant. In an ever changing world, we all enjoy a measure of constancy.
Procedures remind us of the foundational basics that provide the backbone of security.
We also find a greater level of clarity through procedures.
Obviously, procedures vary from one organization to another, but spiritually speaking, we find God’s word as the foundation for the procedures necessary to achieve the constancy, security, and clarity needed for our lives now and eternally.