Over the past fifteen years, I have made a lot of decisions in ministry.
- Some have been good. Others, not so much.
- Some I still celebrate. Others, I still grieve.
But there are some decisions that I’m glad I didn’t make.
Like most church plants, our church began in the portable phase.
Set up. Tear down. Get kicked out of your rented high school.
Yeah, been there. Done that.
During this season, we also rented an office space. I have lots of fond memories of the work we did and the prayers we prayed there that come rushing back each time I drive by it. Oddly enough, I also spend a fair amount of time thinking about the office we didn’t rent as well.
- The one we looked at that came with the crazy landlord and equally crazy rent.
- And all the amenities that we didn’t really need.
- The one that would have likely been a financial black hole and disaster.
- The one we almost rented because it made us feel more hip and successful.
The one we almost rented.
In ministry, sometimes we can make a “good” or “neutral” decision for a bad reason. We can make rationalizations that seem reasonable but ultimately can’t whitewash the darker truth. Mistakes in the making.
- What decisions are in your path today? This week? This season?
- What criteria are you using to ensure you make the right choices?
- How high are the stakes if you “get it wrong?”
- Who is helping you make them?
Many plants succeed and fail based on the choices that are made. Choose wisely.
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