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Just Do Something

August 12, 2011 2 comments

What’s the good word? I just got in from the Willow Creek Leadership Summit Day one, and there are so many things running through my head. It’s completely about becoming a better leader. There is one huge thing that has stuck out at me for day one, Just Do Something. Too many times I believe churches fall in the pit fall of not acting. We sit around and think, but we never do. We think about a future, and we plan for a future based on past results. But can we really do that? The future isn’t predictable, and you can’t think your way into an unknowable future. So if you can’t predict the future, why not create it?

I truly believe our fear to act lies in our fear to fail. We have been so…what’s the word…brainwashed perhaps?…into thinking we can never fail. Like failure is bad. All failure means is this- try again with experience. You try new things, you fail, you learn from it, and you adjust. Craig Groeschel taught me that in his book “It”. What I learned today is that action trumps everything. Here are just a few reasons why:

1. If you act, you will find out what works…

2. …or what doesn’t work.

3. If you act, you won’t spend the rest of your life wondering “What if?”

4. If you act, you will know what is real.

We are children of the Pentecost church found in Acts. A church that, through a catalytic event initiated by the Holy Spirit. They could not not act. I always say, if we show up and do what we can, God will certainly show up and do what only God can. And that’s the good word for today.

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