Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Thinking Too Small
We have become accustomed to hearing that some corporations are "too big to fail." Perhaps we also need to begin thinking about being too small to succeed. I have been thinking about this since Doreen and I went to a Thrivent dinner last Thursday. The meal was great, and the speaker was excellent. He is John Busaker and he was talking about his book "8 Questions God Can't Answer." He posed to his audience the proposition that we may often think too small. We may focus on the little things and miss the big opportunities, in our lives and in our churches. On Saturday, we went to the dedication of the two homes in Bedford that have been built by Habitat for Humanity. (The work of Trinity in these homes was prominent among several other churches.) The director of Habitat's local chapter thanked everyone there for the five houses we built together last year. It was a record! He then announced his goal for next year as being ten houses! That is thinking big. Where would we each like to direct our lives? Where would we like to see our churches be in the next few years? I wonder if we are thinking big enough. I wonder what growing churches expect of themselves.