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Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Take The Good With The Bad

This entry was posted by Tiffany Cooper, Herbert's wife.

I love snack food, and trail mix is a favorite. However, lately I’ve noticed that the M&M’s are gone leaving only peanuts and raisins. That’s not good for a chocolate lover like me! Well, it didn’t take long for me to realize my kids were to blame, taking the best part while ignoring the rest.

It’s easy to do the same in ministry. Ignoring the unfavorable parts for what we like best. Unfortunately, if we want to continue enjoying the best parts, we need to also include the unfavorable parts too.

  • If you want a healthy team/staff, you have to make the tough decisions, confront in love and lead.
  • If you want a healthy church, you have to stay committed to the vision God has given you, doing what’s best for the whole and not the few who want the control.
  • If you want your God-given dreams to happen, you have to work hard, work smart and work faithfully.

The “If you want” list could go on and on. We all have different gift mixes, different likes and different ministry situations, AND we all have things we would rather ignore. But if we commit to doing what is unfavorable, the results will allow us to do more of what is favorable…that’s the best part.