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Tuesday, June 8, 2010

If I Only Had

This entry was posted by Troy Martin, Executive Director of Ministries at People’s Church.

“If I only had _______________, then I would ______________________!”

If I only had their church budget, then I would ______________________.
If I only had their staff, then I would ______________________________.
If I only had their facility, then I would ____________________________.
If I only had their charisma or talent, then I would ___________________.

Attention pastors and leaders! Don’t allow yourself to play the “If I only had _______” game. It is a game of comparisons that is not healthy for you and your effectiveness in what God has called you to do. I have news for you…there will always be someone with a bigger budget, a better facility and more talent.

Here is the question to ask when tempted to play the game: “AM I BEING FAITHFUL WITH WHAT GOD HAS GIVEN TO ME?” God has uniquely created you with certain talents and a certain personality. He has blessed you with resources to get the job done, and He has placed you where He wants you to be!

Coach John Wooden said, “Don't measure yourself by what you have accomplished, but by what you should have accomplished with your ability.” You can do it! Be faithful and work hard to build the Kingdom of God!