I read two great blogs this week and couldn’t decide which of them to quote for today’s Thursday quote – so I’ve added them both.
Steven Furtick challenges us to stretch people to the limits . . . but to be sure to not stretch them beyond what they are called or capable of. Here’s an excerpt of the article…
Stretching someone out of their comfort zone should be a means of developing people in their sweet spot. Not taking them out of it. There’s such a thing as being uncomfortable because you’re being stretched. And then there’s being uncomfortable because you’re doing something you weren’t created for.
Perry Noble shares Five Core Values of a Church in Decline. Very thought provoking and very true. Hopefully, the shoe, in this case, just doesn’t fit. Here’s the first core value…
#1 – Laziness – Most people/churches are not “stuck” or in decline because they do not know or understand what the Lord wants them to do…God speaks very clearly in His Word and through His Spirit. It’s just that God’s work always requires people to take a step of faith! Remember, God promised the Israelites the “Promised Land,” but they actually had to go in and fight the battles. A church that refuses to do whatever it takes and embraces laziness will eventually settle in the desert until that generation dies off.