- That’s just the way it is.
- I don’t have the power in my organization to do anything about it.
- We make changes incrementally, it takes time.
- We aren’t ready for that.
- That’s on the agenda to do, just not something we can address right now.
These are the excuses of people who value the status quo more than they want to see change occur in their midst. At the end of the day they’d rather lose their job in an attempt to protect it or see the church close it’s doors or continue to see their church reach the same saved people year after year than take the risk to lean into the calling God has for them.
Then they whine when they lose their job. They point to their job description but miss the point. Someone paid them to be a leader and they didn’t lead their churches anywhere. You can do all of the tasks perfectly– but if you fail to lead than you aren’t a leader!
In the end, the people of your church will always decide they don’t need a “leader “who will take them where they already have been. They need a leader who will take them where they don’t want to go. (Or are afraid to go, or don’t even know exists.)
I’m sick of the excuses. I have a feeling you are, too.
It’s like Genesis 18. God is on the hunt for one person. One. ANYONE who your people where they need to go instead of placating them for another budget cycle. Fire & sulphur are on order. This world will be destroyed. Is anyone going to lead people to safety? Anyone?
God is looking for one person to rise up, take control, and lead His people where they are unwilling to go on their own.
Are you that person? Will you lead today?
The bell has rung. The crowd is looking in your corner. Are you going to rise to the challenge?
Or will you sit through another staff meeting, silent– lamenting– and wishing you had the power to change things?