It's not coincidental (see last Sunday's blog) that I continue to hear challenges to transform our community. It's a tension felt by many and I'm grateful to be part of a church that is dedicated to doing something about it. I believe this tension is felt by many of us, but not everyone is committed to making something happen. I believe people have good intentions, but often get bogged down in a few areas.
Our lead pastor shared a message this morning that called us to action and to making a substantial difference in our community. There were three essential elements to that change: prayer, planning, and taking action. It doesn't seem mind-boggling to grasp this concept, but it's important to have all three of these without zeroing in on only one of them. Asking the following questions might help us stay focused:
- Are you spending so much time in prayer that you don't do anything?
- Are you planning so much that you never take action?
- Are you taking action so quickly that you neglect to pray?
We need all three of these to move forward with God's blessing, wisdom, and power. Our communities are waiting for us to do something about it.