Too often, we see churches missing the glorious miracles that are the multiplications of God’s Kingdom. The sad part is, it’s nothing He has done; He has not forgotten us, but He has simply replaced the blessings our ministries could have had and given them to other ministries.
Why is this? It’s because we get in our own way.
In today’s post, I want to share with you 5 phrases a growing church leader would never say.
1. “God’s big goals and dreams can wait for our church until (enter your situation you always go to here).” Time is the enemy. All churches have big goals, dreams, and aspirations. However, most of these dreams have stipulations. Dreams should never have stipulations. Everything you want to do, you can do it now. Don’t have the right resources? create them. Don’t have the right people? Find them. Don’t feel like you can really pull this off? God didn’t give you this idea for no reason.
2. “I already missed my chance at doing something great.” No where in the Bible does it say “the climax of your ministry can only happen when you are in your 20-30’s and in the first ten years.” And I will leave this at that.
3. “I don’t have the right people to do the job.” It doesn’t matter if you have 200 volunteers or 2 volunteers: God strategically places the right amount of people at the right time under your influence. Our church volunteers run a production that should be done with a crew of ten people: but they pull it off with 4. You can do big things with little volunteers, which brings me to number 4…
4. “My church isn’t big enough to do that.” This, my friends, is at straight – out lie. Jesus himself had an entourage of 12 people, when the pastors of His day had an entire government backing them. If this tells you anything, it should tell you this: God can, and WILL do tremendous things through small churches.
5. “I quit.” Because Jesus quit on you, right?
So, church leader, are you growing? Because truth be told, if you were to get rid of these 5 phrases, it could be that God’s tremendous blessings will start falling on your ministry.